HyperDic: balk

English > 5 senses of the word balk:
VERBsocialbalk, resist, baulk, jibrefuse to comply
NOUNlocationbalk, baulkthe area on a billiard table behind the balkline
cognitionbalk, hindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, baulk, check, handicapsomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
artifactbalk, rafter, baulkone of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
actbalkan illegal pitching motion while runners are on base
balk > pronunciation
Soundsbaa'lk; bao'k
Rhymesairlock ... walk: 27 rhymes with aok...
English > balk: 5 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningThe area on a billiard table behind the balkline.
Example"a player with ball in hand must play from the balk"
Synonymbaulk
Part ofpool table, billiard table, snooker tablegame equipment consisting of a heavy table on which pool is played
Broaderarea, expanse, surface areaThe extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary
English > balk: 5 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningSomething immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress.
Synonymshindrance, hinderance, deterrent, impediment, baulk, check, handicap
Narroweralbatross, millstone(figurative) something that hinders or handicaps
bindSomething that hinders as if with bonds
diriment impediment(canon law) an impediment that invalidates a marriage (such as the existence of a prior marriage)
dragSomething that slows or delays progress
obstacle, obstructionSomething immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted
straitjacketAnything immaterial that severely hinders or confines
BroaderdifficultyA factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result
Spanishestorbo, freno, impedimento, obstáculo
Catalanforça dissuasiva, fre, impediment, nosa, obstacle
English > balk: 5 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningOne of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof.
Synonymsrafter, baulk
Broaderbeamlong thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction
Spanishcabio, cabrio, contrapar, viga
Catalanbiga
English > balk: 5 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningAn illegal pitching motion while runners are on base.
Broaderpitch, delivery(baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
Adjectivesbalkystopping short and refusing to go on
English > balk: 5 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningrefuse to comply.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsresist, baulk, jib
Broaderdisobeyrefuse to go along with
Spanishfrustrar, negarse, plantarse, rehusar, resistirse
Catalanabandonar, frustrar, refusar, resistir-se
Nounsbalkera person who refuses / refuses to comply

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