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English noun: balk

1. balk (location) the area on a billiard table behind the balkline


SamplesA player with ball in hand must play from the balk.


Synonymsbaulk


Broader (hypernym)area, expanse, surface area


Part meronymbilliard table, pool table, snooker table

2. balk (cognition) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress


Synonymsbaulk, check, deterrent, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment


Broader (hypernym)difficulty


Narrower (hyponym)albatross, bind, diriment impediment, drag, millstone, obstacle, obstruction, straitjacket

3. balk (artifact) one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof


Synonymsbaulk, rafter


Broader (hypernym)beam

4. balk (act) an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base


Broader (hypernym)delivery, pitch


English verb: balk

1. balk (social) refuse to comply


Synonymsbaulk, jib, resist


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)disobey









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