Balk

  • 1 Balk — ist der Name folgender Personen Alfred Balk (1930–2010), US amerikanischer Journalist und Herausgeber Fairuza Balk (* 1974), US amerikanische Filmschauspielerin Hermann von Balk († 1239), Ritter des deutschen Ordens im 13. Jahrhundert Justin Balk …

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  • 2 Balk — Balk, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Balked} (b[add]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Balking}.] [From {Balk} a beam; orig. to put a balk or beam in one s way, in order to stop or hinder. Cf., for sense 2, AS. on balcan legan to lay in heaps.] [1913 Webster] 1. To… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 balk´er — balk «bk», verb, noun. –v.i. 1. to stop short and stubbornly refuse to go on: »My horse balked at the fence. SYNONYM(S): jib, shy. 2. to hesitate or stop (at); avoid; not do: »He balks at every disturbance and never finishes his work …

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  • 4 Balk — (b[add]k), n. [AS. balca beam, ridge; akin to Icel. b[=a]lkr partition, bj[=a]lki beam, OS. balko, G. balken; cf. Gael. balc ridge of earth between two furrows. Cf. {Balcony}, {Balk}, v. t., 3d {Bulk}.] 1. A ridge of land left unplowed between… …

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  • 5 balk — also baulk BrE [bo:k, bo:lk US bo:k, bo:lk] v [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: balk raised area that gets in the way of forward movement (15 21 centuries), from Old English balca pile of things on the ground ] 1.) to not want to do or try something,… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 6 balk|y — «B kee», adjective, balk|i|er, balk|i|est. stopping short and stubbornly refusing to go on; likely to balk »Mules are balky animals. SYNONYM(S): refractory, contrary. – …

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  • 7 Balk — Balk, v. i. 1. To engage in contradiction; to be in opposition. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] In strifeful terms with him to balk. Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. To stop abruptly and stand still obstinately; to jib; to stop short; to swerve; as, the horse… …

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  • 8 balk — balk·i·ly; balk·i·ness; balk·ing·ly; balk; …

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  • 9 balk — [bôk] n. [ME balke < OE balca, a bank, ridge < IE * bhelg (extended stem of * bhel , a beam) > Ger balken, beam, Gr phalanx, L fulcrum] 1. a ridge of unplowed land between furrows 2. a roughly hewn piece of timber 3. a beam used in… …

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  • 10 Balk — Balk, v. i. [Prob. from D. balken to bray, bawl.] To indicate to fishermen, by shouts or signals from shore, the direction taken by the shoals of herring. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 11 balk — [v1] stop short cramp, crimp, demur, desist, dodge, evade, flinch, hesitate, recoil, refuse, resist, shirk, shrink from, shy, turn down, upset apple cart*; concepts 119,121,188 balk [v2] thwart baffle, bar, beat, check, circumvent, counteract,… …

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  • 12 balk'd — adjective (Shakespeare) • • • Main Entry: ↑balk …

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  • 13 Balk [1] — Balk, Stadt, so v.w. Balkh …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 14 Balk [2] — Balk, Hermann, so v.w. Balck …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 15 Balk — (Balko), Hermann, Gründer der Herrschaft des Deutschen Ordens in Preußen und erster Landmeister daselbst, gest. 1239. Aus einer nieder sächsisch märkischen Familie gebürtig, ward er 1230 vom Hochmeister Hermann von Salza auf Bitten Herzog Konrads …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 16 Balk — Balk, Hermann von, Landmeister des Deutschen Ordens 1230 39, kämpfte siegreich gegen die heidn. Preußen; Gründer von Thorn, Kulm, Elbing und Marienwerder …

    Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • 17 balk — I verb avert, baffle, bar, be obstructive, block, check, counter, counteract, countercheck, curb, defeat, delay, detain, eludere, estop, foil, forefend, forestall, frustrari, frustrate, give trouble, halt, hamper, hinder, hold in check, hold back …

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  • 18 balk at — index avoid (evade) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 19 balk — vb 1 *frustrate, thwart, foil, baffle, circumvent, outwit Analogous words: defeat, beat, lick, *conquer, overcome: block, obstruct, impede, *hinder: *prevent, forestall Antonyms: forward Contrasted words: further, promote, * …

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  • 20 Balk — In baseball, a pitcher may commit a number of illegal motions or actions which constitute a balk. The balk is called no pitch and each runner is awarded one base and the batter returns to bat with the previous pitch count.There are two… …

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