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English noun: baulk

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


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


Synonymsbalk


Broader (hypernym)area, expanse, surface area


Part meronymbilliard table, pool table, snooker table

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


Synonymsbalk, check, deterrent, handicap, hinderance, hindrance, impediment


Broader (hypernym)difficulty


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

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


Synonymsbalk, rafter


Broader (hypernym)beam


English verb: baulk

1. baulk (social) refuse to comply


Synonymsbalk, jib, resist


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


Broader (hypernym)disobey









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