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From Middle English balke, Old English balca, either from or influenced by Old Norse bálkr (partition, ridge of land),[1] cognate with German Balken (balk), Italian balcone (balcony).

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Singular
Balk

Plural
Balks

Balk (plural Balks)
  1. ridge, an unplowed strip of land. (One use is to walk on it.)
  2. beam.
  3. hindrance.
  4. blunder.
  5. Patrono:Sports deceptive motion; feint
    1. (baseball) an illegal motion intended to deceive a runner.
    2. Patrono:Badminton motion used to deceive an opponent during a serve

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Infinitive
to Balk

Third person singular
Balks

Simple past
Balked

Past participle
Balked

Present participle
Balking

to Balk (third-person singular simple present Balks, present participle Balking, simple past and past participle Balked)
  1. (archaic) to pass over or by.
  2. to stop, check, block.
  3. to stop short and refuse to go on.
  4. to refuse suddenly.

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  1. Patrono:R:Online Etymology Dictionary

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Balk

  1. The first-person singular present indicative of balken.
  2. The imperative of balken.da:balk

et:balk el:balk fa:balk fr:balk io:balk ku:balk lt:balk ml:balk my:balk nl:balk pl:balk fi:balk sv:balk te:balk th:balk tr:balk vi:balk zh:balk

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