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What is another word for balk?

642 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[b_ˈɔː_l_k], [bˈɔːlk], [bˈɔːlk]
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Synonyms for Balk:

hesitate (verb) Other synonyms and related words:

Rhymes for Balk:

  1. stalk, talk, calk, salk, walk, squawk, hawk, gawk;
  2. maroc;

Quotes for Balk:

  1. Presidents with strong nerves are decisive. They don't balk at unpopular decisions. They are willing to make people angry. Bush had strong nerves. Clinton, who passed up a chance to eliminate Osama bin Laden, did not. Obama is a people pleaser, a trait not normally associated with nerves of steel. Fred Barnes.
  2. I have sympathy for young people, for their growing pains, but I balk when these growing pains are pushed into the foreground, when you make these young people the only vehicles of life's wisdom. Wislawa Szymborska.
  3. I can never tell ahead of time which book will give me trouble- some balk every step of the way, others seem to write themselves- but certainly the mechanics of writing, finding the time and the psychic space, are easier now that my children are grown. Anne Tyler.

Idioms of Balk:

  1. balk at sth;
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