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1. balk

verb. ['ˈbɔk, ˈbɑːlk'] refuse to comply.

Synonyms

  • resist
  • jib
  • baulk

Antonyms

  • activity
  • action
  • activeness
  • attack

Etymology

  • balke (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • balca (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Balk

  • dahlke

How do you pronounce balk?

Pronounce balk as bɔk.

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Sentences with balk


1. Verb, base form
The salesman may balk at this request, but he is required to have them.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Should even one of them balk, you cannot legally go through with the loan.

2. balk

noun. ['ˈbɔk, ˈbɑːlk'] an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base.

Synonyms

  • delivery

Antonyms

  • exhale
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • balke (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • balca (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. balk

noun. ['ˈbɔk, ˈbɑːlk'] something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress.

Synonyms

  • difficulty
  • hindrance
  • bind
  • albatross
  • millstone
  • check
  • impediment
  • hinderance
  • diriment impediment
  • deterrent
  • baulk
  • obstruction
  • straitjacket
  • obstacle
  • handicap

Antonyms

  • unlash
  • unfasten
  • untie
  • detach

Etymology

  • balke (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • balca (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. balk

noun. ['ˈbɔk, ˈbɑːlk'] one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof.

Synonyms

  • beam
  • baulk

Antonyms

  • ease
  • easy
  • effortlessness

Etymology

  • balke (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • balca (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. balk

noun. ['ˈbɔk, ˈbɑːlk'] the area on a billiard table behind the balkline.

Synonyms

  • expanse
  • area
  • snooker table
  • surface area
  • baulk
  • pool table

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • differ
  • disagree
  • derestrict

Etymology

  • balke (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • balca (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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