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Balk meaning and definition


In layman's terms - to hesitate

Balk Definition & Meaning

To balk means to hesitate or refuse to proceed with something. It can also mean to stop or block progress, often due to a sense of unease or uncertainty. When someone balks at a task or idea, they feel hesitant or resistant to it.

Balk Used in a Sentence

  1. The CEO was disappointed when the board balked at her proposal.
  2. The young actor initially balked at the idea of playing the lead role.
  3. The entrepreneur balked at the high cost of the marketing campaign.

Balk Similar Words & Phrases (Synonyms)

  1. Hesitated
  2. Stalled
  3. Refused
  4. Resisted
  5. Bickered

Balk Opposite Words & Phrases (Antonyms)

  1. Proceeded
  2. Accepted
  3. Complied
  4. Permitted
  5. Approved


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