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balk

verb [I] (UK also baulk) uk   /bɔːk/  us   /bɑːlk/

balk verb [I] (BE UNWILLING)

to be unwilling to do something or to allow something to happen: I balked at the prospect of spending four hours on a train with him.

balk verb [I] (BASEBALL)

in baseball, to stop in the act of throwing the ball to the batter, in a way that is against the rules

balk

noun [C] (UK also baulk) uk   /bɔːk/  us   /bɑːlk/

balk noun [C] (WOOD)

a rough, thick piece of wood

balk noun [C] (BASEBALL)

in baseball, an act of stopping in the middle of throwing the ball to the batter, which is against the rules
Translations of “balk”
in Chinese (Traditional) 猶豫…
in Russian упираться…
in Turkish kaçınmak, sakınmak, uzak durmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犹豫…
in Polish wzdragać się…
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