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Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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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Past tense for 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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Past tense for to stop, hinder or impede the flow or progress of
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Past tense for to thwart or act against
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Past tense for to pause in indecision before doing something
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Past tense for to avoid providing a clear answer or statement
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Past tense for keep from happening
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Past tense for to avoid giving a direct answer to (a question)
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Past tense for to disturb the composure of
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Past tense for gain or make time
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Past tense for to use unfair means to deprive (someone) of (something)
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Past tense for to retreat, especially from a confronting situation
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Past tense for to disregard the rules and refuse to conform
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Past tense for to complain or raise objections
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Past tense for to disagree with or dispute
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Past tense for to confound or perplex someone
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Past tense for to stop and refuse to go forward (usually of a horse)
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Subjugated, beaten, overcome
Adjective
Defeated of expectation or hope
Adjective
Unable to progress due to constraints
Adjective
Sad or displeased because of unfulfilled hopes or expectations
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