verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of balk
Examples from the Web for balked
If I balked at an act or found it difficult to perform, I was “punished” for my defiance (which is the nature of a BDSM scene).My ‘Kink’ Nightmare: James Franco’s BDSM Porn Documentary ‘Kink’ Only Tells Part of the Story|Aurora Snow|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gerawan consented, but after a few months at the table, UFW balked again.
When Hayes balked at giving up her child, she claims Romney threatened she could be excommunicated if she refused.Why Is the Mormon Church Getting Out of the Adoption Business?|Kathryn Joyce|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Obama administration officials wanted the BSA signed by the end of last year, but Karzai has balked.
A Supreme Court decision was met, and balked, with utter defiance.Alex Haley’s 1965 Playboy Interview with Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.|Alex Haley|January 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He thought of what his life might have been, if Isabel Gilbert had not balked all his plans of happiness.The Doctor's Wife|M. E. Braddon
We idealize in fancy because our idealizations in fact are balked.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
It was while he was telling me how he had once fooled a country girl that I balked.The Light in the Clearing|Irving Bacheller
This was effected, and Louis Philippe was balked of his desire to interfere in Portugal to promote a reactionary policy.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
He was balked in this project by no fastidious scruples as to his right thus to dispose of his ward's property.At Last|Marion Harland