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balk

 
Noun balk has 4 senses
  1. balk, baulk - the area on a billiard table behind the balkline; "a player with ball in hand must play from the balk"
    --1 is a kind of area, expanse, surface area
    --1 is a part of pool table, billiard table, snooker table
  2. hindrance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicap - something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
    --2 is a kind of difficulty
    --2 has particulars:
     albatross, millstone; bind; drag; obstacle, obstruction; straitjacket
  3. rafter, balk, baulk - one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
    --3 is a kind of beam
  4. balk - an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base
    --4 is a kind of
    pitch, delivery
Verb balk has 1 sense
  1. resist, balk, baulk, jib - refuse to comply
    --1 is one way to disobey
    Derived form: noun balker1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
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