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Present participle 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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Present participle 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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Present participle 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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Present participle for to stop, hinder or impede the flow or progress of
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Present participle for to pause in indecision before doing something
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Present participle for to avoid providing a clear answer or statement
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Present participle for keep from happening
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Present participle for resist, contradict
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Present participle for to disturb the composure of
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Present participle for to use unfair means to deprive (someone) of (something)
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Present participle for to retreat, especially from a confronting situation
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Present participle for to disregard the rules and refuse to conform
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Present participle for to get away from something, especially with cunning or skill
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Present participle for to complain or raise objections
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Present participle for to disagree with or dispute
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Present participle for to stop and refuse to go forward (usually of a horse)
Adjective
Having a disinclination
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Adjective
Used or intended to defend or protect
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