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To hesitate or be unwilling to accept an idea or undertaking
“Parents concerned about allergies may balk at the idea of keeping pets around children.”
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To suddenly spring or flinch back in fear, horror, or disgust
“The only price to be paid is the irritation of those who balk at the sight of a greedy quasi-criminal being honored by the Queen.”
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To frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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“A fellow driver chose to have words with him and criticised him for weaving about on the track in order to balk those who try to overtake.”
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To stop, hinder or impede the flow or progress of
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To pause in indecision before doing something
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To avoid providing a clear answer or statement
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To avoid giving a direct answer to (a question)
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To disturb the composure of
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To use unfair means to deprive (someone) of (something)
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To retreat, especially from a confronting situation
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To disregard the rules and refuse to conform
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To complain or raise objections
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To stop and refuse to go forward (usually of a horse)
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Something that encumbers progress or movement
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A long, sturdy piece of timber or metal
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The emotion of not having one's expectations met
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