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Synonyms for balk
bɔkbalk

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. balk

    To hinder is to keep from action, progress, motion, or growth, or to make such action, progress, motion, or growth later in beginning or completion than it would otherwise have been. An action is prevented by anything that comes in before it to make it impossible; it is hindered by anything that keeps it from either beginning or ending so soon as it otherwise would, or as expected or intended. It is more common, however, to say that the start is delayed, the progress hindered. An action that is hindered does not take place at the appointed or appropriate time; that which is prevented does not take place at all; to hinder a thing long enough may amount to preventing it. A railroad-train may be hindered by a snow-storm from arriving on time; it may by special order be prevented from starting. To retard is simply to make slow by any means whatever. To obstruct is to hinder, or possibly to prevent advance or passage by putting something in the way; to oppose or resist is to hinder, or possibly to prevent by directly contrary or hostile action, resist being the stronger term and having more suggestion of physical force; obstructed roads hinder the march of an enemy, tho there may be no force strong enough to oppose it; one opposes a measure, a motion, an amendment, or the like; it is a criminal offense to resist an officer in the discharge of his duty; the physical system may resist the attack of disease or the action of a remedy. Compare CONQUER; IMPEDIMENT; OBSTRUCT.

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    Synonyms:
    baffle, bar, block, check, clog, counteract, delay, embarrass, encumber, foil, frustrate, hamper, hinder, impede, interrupt, obstruct, oppose, prevent, resist, retard, stay, stop, thwart

    Preposition:
    Hinder one in his progress; from acting promptly; by opposition.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. balk

    Synonyms:
    estop, bar, thwart, frustrate, foil, stop, prevent, hinder, neutralize, nullify, mar, counteract, disappoint, defeat, baffle

    Antonyms:
    aid, abet, promote, advance, encourage, instigate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. balk, baulknoun

    the area on a billiard table behind the balkline

    "a player with ball in hand must play from the balk"

    Synonyms:
    rafter, impediment, hinderance, check, baulk, deterrent, hindrance, handicap

  2. hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, balk, baulk, check, handicapnoun

    something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

    Synonyms:
    hitch, verification, impedimenta, stoppage, hindrance, disability, halt, chip, tab, handicap, arrest, tick, check-out procedure, confirmation, impairment, check mark, impediment, rafter, obstruction, baulk, checkout, hinderance, curb, chit, stop, disablement, cheque, obstructer, substantiation, stay, obstructor, deterrent, encumbrance, preventive, incumbrance, bank check, preventative, interference, assay, bridle, check

  3. rafter, balk, baulknoun

    one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof

    Synonyms:
    raftsman, rafter, impediment, baulk, check, deterrent, hindrance, handicap, raftman, hinderance

  4. balkverb

    an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base

    Synonyms:
    rafter, impediment, hinderance, check, baulk, deterrent, hindrance, handicap

  5. resist, balk, baulk, jibverb

    refuse to comply

    Synonyms:
    baulk, reject, change course, gybe, stand, resist, hold out, fend, withstand, dissent, jib, stand firm, defy, refuse, protest, jibe

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. balkverb

    Synonyms:
    disappoint, frustrate, defeat, foil, baffle, disconcert, thwart

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. balkverb

    Synonyms:
    frustrate, baffle, foil, thwart, disappoint, jib

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How to use balk in a sentence?

  1. Edith Sitwell:

    I'm not the man to balk at a low smell, I not the man to insist on asphodel. This sounds like a He-fellow, don't you think? It sounds like that. I belch, I bawl, I drink.


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