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Word: balk

Definition: stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate


Sentences Containing 'balk'

After closure the school buildings were used as the set for the 1986 Halloween television movie, "The Worst Witch" based on the fantasy novel by Jill Murphy starring Fairuza Balk and Tim Curry.
Liberal author Tocqueville himself considered that the British model was better adapted than the French one and did not balk before the cruelties of General Bugeaud's conquest. He went as far as advocating racial segregation there.

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