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Present participle for 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 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 pause in indecision before doing something
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Present participle for deliberately avoiding providing a clear answer or statement
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Present participle for keep from happening
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Present participle for to fail to impress
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Present participle for resist, contradict
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Present participle for to jerk suddenly in surprise
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Present participle for to disturb the composure of
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Present participle for to take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to
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Present participle for to use unfair means to deprive (someone) of (something)
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Beating a hasty retreat
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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 disregard the rules and refuse to conform
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Having a disinclination
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Used or intended to defend or protect
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