verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Example sentences from the Web for balk
Even so, at least one juror apparently balked at convicting a man for violating wildlife protection laws by protecting wildlife.
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
He initially balked, but they insisted and he was soon at Metropolitan Hospital.My Building Exploded. I Survived: Harlem Miracle Man Tells His Story|Michael Daly|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He seemed to intimate that he understood all that was passing in her mind, and was not balked by sprightly appearances.The Daughters of Danaus|Mona Caird
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
She had come suddenly upon the stone wall which had balked all her efforts.
And so Marishka, once more balked in her enterprise, went back to the Harim.
Cursing furiously, Wade drove him at it again, and again the gelding balked.Hidden Gold|Wilder Anthony