Part of speech: verb

To disappoint; thwart; frustrate.

Part of speech: verb

To stop and refuse to proceed.

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Usage examples "balk":

  1. But why balk at going anywhere now, when Laura was up to such antics at home? - "His Family", Ernest Poole.
  2. If you have an account with me, I will not balk you. - "Fort Lafayette or, Love and Secession", Benjamin Wood.
  3. I'll teach him how to balk me of my prey a second time. - "Mrs. Geoffrey", Duchess.