Part of speech:
A race or other competition in which difficulties are imposed on the superior contestants, or advantages given to the inferior, to make their chances of winning equal
A dressed piece of wood, especially a beam in a structure.
A concentrated stream of particles or a similar propagation of waves:
Resist is defined as to fend off, oppose or work against.
To waver is to sway back and forth, show doubt, or to become uncertain in your opinion or planned course of action.
The definition of thwart is to hinder or stop something from happening.
To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; with on, upon, or against.
To check (a blow, stroke, or thrust); parry; counter
To stop or cause to stop through some malfunction
Refuse is defined as to reject or to decide to not do something.
To recoil is to spring back or back away.
To argue or find fault over trivial matters or minor concerns; cavil.
To hold back or keep from some action, feeling, etc.; check or repress
To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
To keep back; restrain; get in the way of; prevent; stop
To stop because of indecision; pause or delay in acting, choosing, or deciding because of feeling unsure; waver
The definition of frustrate is to hinder someone's plans or efforts, or to make someone feel annoyed because you are hindering their efforts or refusing to cooperate.
To foil is defined as to keep something from happening.
Falter is defined as to move in an uncertain way or to hesitate in word or action.
Discomfit is defined as to cause someone to feel uneasy or embarrassed.
To disappoint is defined as to let someone down or fail to fill his expectations for you.
To hesitate because of one's doubts or objections; have scruples; object
To stop for a while; linger
To defeat is defined as to beat someone at something or to prevent something from happening.
To jam (a wheel) by a short turn.
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
(--- Psychology) To fail to remember.
Bilk is defined as to swindle or get out of paying.
Beat means to hit something over and over again or to form or mix something.
To fasten with or as with a bar
To check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
To interfere with; thwart or obstruct:
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.
To give help or relief (to); assist
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
To keep from happening; avert:
The definition of allow means to permit or to give permission.
Find another word for balks. In this page you can discover 43 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for balks, like: handicaps, timbers, beams, resists, wavers, thwarts, stumbles, stops, stalls, shies and refuses.