- BALK BACKA woollen fabric which, after finishing, has a soft back. Formed by leaving the back of the fabric uncut in the finishing operation.
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back down — [v] withdraw from agreement or statement abandon, accede, admit, back off, back out, back pedal*, backtrack, balk, beg off*, cancel, chicken out*, concede, cop out*, demur, give in, give up, go back on, hold back, recant, recoil, renege, resign,… … New thesaurus
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 … Law dictionary
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, * … New Dictionary of Synonyms
back — I adj., adv. 1) back to (things are back to normal) 2) way back (way back in the eighteenth century) 3) (misc.) to go back on one s promise/word ( to fail to keep one s promise ) II n. part of the body opposite to the front 1) to turn one s back… … Combinatory dictionary
balk — balker, n. balkingly, adv. /bawk/, v.i. 1. to stop, as at an obstacle, and refuse to proceed or to do something specified (usually fol. by at): He balked at making the speech. 2. (of a horse, mule, etc.) to stop short and stubbornly refuse to go… … Universalium
back down — Synonyms and related words: abjure, back off, back out, backpedal, backtrack, backwater, balance, balk, beat a retreat, beg off, break off combat, cave in, cease resistance, climb down, crawfish out, cry off, debate, deliberate, demur, deny,… … Moby Thesaurus
balk — Synonyms and related words: baffle, bafflement, balk at, balking, be unwilling, beam, beat, begrudge, betrayed hope, bevue, bilk, blast, blasted expectation, blighted hope, blow, boggle, brave, buffet, cast down, challenge, check, checkmate,… … Moby Thesaurus
balk — verb 1) I balk at paying that much Syn: be unwilling to (be), draw the line at, be reluctant to (be), hesitate over; eschew, resist, refuse to (be), take exception to; draw back from, flinch from, shrink from, recoil from, demur from, hate to… … Thesaurus of popular words
balk — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. rebel; stop, shy; hinder, thwart, foil, frustrate. See hindrance, refusal, disappointment. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To refuse] Syn. demur, resist, recoil, be unwilling; see hesitate , refuse 1 . 2. [To… … English dictionary for students
balk — v 1. refuse, be reluctant or unwilling, hesitate, pause, demur, object; stop, halt, freeze. 2. shy from, fight shy of, shun, avoid, eschew, steer clear of; evade, elude, dodge, shrink from, recoil, draw back, blench, flinch. 3. hinder, prevent,… … A Note on the Style of the synonym finder