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Another word for balk

  1. To prevent from accomplishing a purpose

      1. (Cricket) To put (a batsman) out by striking a bail from the wicket with the ball while the batsman is out of his or her ground
      2. To travel about, making political speeches
      3. To go about making political speeches.
      1. To carry or conduct across something:
      2. (Sports) To propel (a ball or puck) as a cross, as in soccer.
      3. To make or put a line across:
      1. To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of:
      2. To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of (someone).
      3. To hinder, obstruct, frustrate, or defeat (a person, plans, etc.)
      1. To hinder or obstruct as with a stymie
      2. To block; impede
      3. To be an obstacle to; prevent the advancement or success of; thwart or stump:
      1. To cause to have no effect; bring to nothing; counteract; nullify
      2. To cause feelings of discouragement, annoyance, or lack of fulfillment in:
      3. To cause (someone) to feel the impatience, impotence, annoyance, anger, etc. commonly felt when desires or needs are not satisfied
      1. To wrap (strands of hair) in pieces of foil in order to isolate them after bleach or color has been applied.
      2. To apply the FOIL algorithm to.
      3. (Hunting) To make (a scent, trail, etc.) confused, as by recrossing, in order to balk the pursuers
      1. To bring to nothing; frustrate
      2. To be beyond the comprehension of; mystify:
      3. To make (an estate, for example) void; annul.
      1. (Chess) To place in checkmate
      2. To defeat completely; frustrate; thwart
      3. To move a piece placing (an opponent's king) under threat of being taken on the next move with no way of escape or defense possible.
      1. To impede the force or movement of (a fluid).
      2. To confuse or perplex, especially so as to frustrate or prevent from taking action:
      3. To check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
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  1. A large, oblong piece of wood or other material, used especially for construction

      1. Trees or wooded land considered as a source of wood.
      2. A person considered to have qualities suited for a particular activity:
      3. (Brit.) lumber
      1. A person who rafts
      2. One of the sloping beams that supports a pitched roof.
      3. Any of the boards or planks that slope from the ridge of a roof to the eaves and serve to support the roof
      1. A steel tube or wooden roller on which the warp is wound in a loom.
      2. A concentrated stream of particles or a similar propagation of waves:
      3. A squared-off log or a large, oblong piece of timber, metal, or stone used especially as a horizontal support in construction.
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Another word for balk

  1. To refuse

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  2. To frustrate