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What is another word for balking?

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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 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 hesitate or be undecisive in accepting an idea or undertaking
“He also feared the president would balk at his proposal for the director of the National Research Foundation to be selected by a board of presidential appointees rather than the president himself.”
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Present participle for to frustrate or prevent (someone) from achieving an aim
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“He knew their enemies would do anything to balk his attempts to secure the entire estate for Mrs. King.”
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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 thwart or act against
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Present participle for to avoid providing a clear answer or statement
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Present participle for to stand or pull back physically, typically into a defensive, aggressive or fearful posture
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Present participle for keep from happening
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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 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 avert or thwart danger or disaster
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