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Etymology[edit | edit source]

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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Noun[edit | edit source]



Balk ({{{1}}})

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

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Verb[edit | edit source]

to Balk

Third person singular

Simple past

Past participle

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to Balk (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  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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Verb[edit | edit source]


  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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