Words Like BALK
We have put together a list of words that are similar to BALK.
24 Alternative Words Similar to balk
2 examples of balk
to balk expectation
the horse balks
10 definitions of balk
A ridge of land left unplowed between furrows, or at the end of a field; a piece missed by the plow slipping aside.
A great beam, rafter, or timber; esp., the tie-beam of a house. The loft above was called “the balks.”
One of the beams connecting the successive supports of a trestle bridge or bateau bridge.
A hindrance or disappointment; a check.
A sudden and obstinate stop; a failure.
A deceptive gesture of the pitcher, as if to deliver the ball. It is illegal and is penalized by allowing the runners on base to advance one base.
To leave or make balks in.
To leave heaped up; to heap up in piles.
To omit, miss, or overlook by chance.
To miss intentionally; to avoid; to shun; to refuse; to let go by; to shirk.