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English definition of “balance”

balance

verb     /ˈbæl.əns/
B2 [I or T] to be in a position where you will stand without falling to either side , or to put something in this position : The flamingos balanced gracefully on one leg . She balanced a huge pot effortlessly on her head and walked down to the river .Balance and imbalance B2 [T] to give several things equal amounts of importance , time , or money so that a situation is successful : I struggle to balance work and family commitments .Balance and imbalance [T] to arrange a system that relates to money so that the amount of money spent is not more than the amount received : Stringent measures were introduced so that the government could balance its budget /the economy .AccountingBudgeting and saving money balance the books to make certain that the amount of money spent is not more than the amount of money received : If the business loses any more money , we won't be able to balance the books this year .AccountingBudgeting and saving money
(Definition of balance verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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