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Hesitate or be unwilling to accept an idea or undertaking
“Parents concerned about allergies may balk at the idea of keeping pets around children.”
To prevent from achieving a goal
“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.”
Something that makes movement or progress difficult
“… the constant interruptions proved to be a balk to the flow of conversation.”
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