baulk

Part of speech: verb

To disappoint; thwart; frustrate.

Part of speech: verb

To stop and refuse to proceed.

Part of speech: noun

An obstruction; hindrance; disappointment; defeat.

Part of speech: noun

A failure; miss; blunder.

Part of speech: noun

A stop; feint.

Part of speech: verb

Same as BALK.

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Usage examples "baulk":

  1. Roy Lovenant- Smith was returning with a baulk of old wood over his shoulder. - "The Story of Louie", Oliver Onions.
  2. I saw her design, but I determined to baulk her. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  3. There was a heavy baulk of timber lying near the door, with rope- handles knotted into holes bored through it at intervals. - "Jimgrim and Allah's Peace", Talbot Mundy.