• (v. t.) To omit, miss, or overlook by chance.
  • (v. t.) To miss intentionally; to avoid; to shun; to refuse; to let go by; to shirk.
  • (v. i.) A ridge of land left unplowed between furrows, or at the end of a field; a piece missed by the plow slipping aside.
  • (v. i.) A great beam, rafter, or timber; esp., the tie-beam of a house. The loft above was called "the balks."
  • (v. i.) One of the beams connecting the successive supports of a trestle bridge or bateau bridge.
  • (v. i.) A hindrance or disappointment; a check.
  • (v. i.) A sudden and obstinate stop; a failure.
  • (v. i.) A deceptive gesture of the pitcher, as if to deliver the ball.
  • (v. t.) To leave or make balks in.
  • (v. t.) To leave heaped up; to heap up in piles.
  • (v. t.) To disappoint; to frustrate; to foil; to baffle; to /hwart; as, to balk expectation.
  • (v. i.) To engage in contradiction; to be in opposition.
  • (v. i.) To stop abruptly and stand still obstinately; to jib; to stop short; to swerve; as, the horse balks.
  • (v. i.) To indicate to fishermen, by shouts or signals from shore, the direction taken by the shoals of herring.

Compare balk with other words:

balk vs. halk

balk vs. balm

balk vs. falk

balk vs. bask

balk vs. yell

balk vs. balky

balk vs. belk

balk vs. calk

balk vs. walk

balk vs. bark

bald vs. balk

balk vs. ball

back vs. balk

balk vs. talk

balk vs. bank

balk vs. refuse

balk vs. impede

balk vs. retard

balk vs. cringe

balk vs. halt

balk vs. thwart

balk vs. bilk

balk vs. foil

accomplish vs. balk

balk vs. resist

balk vs. gybe

balk vs. ignore

balk vs. herring

balk vs. shoal

balk vs. feint

balk vs. serve

balk vs. deceptive

balk vs. blunder

balk vs. hindrance

balk vs. crossbeam

balk vs. beam

balk vs. ridge

balk vs. baulk