Synonyms for balk

Synonyms for (noun) balk

Synonyms: balk

Definition: an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base

Similar words: pitch, delivery

Definition: (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter

Synonyms: rafter, balk, baulk

Definition: one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof

Similar words: beam

Definition: long thick piece of wood or metal or concrete, etc., used in construction

Synonyms: check, balk, baulk, impediment, hinderance, hindrance, handicap, deterrent

Definition: something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress

Similar words: difficulty

Definition: a factor causing trouble in achieving a positive result or tending to produce a negative result

Usage: serious difficulties were encountered in obtaining a pure reagent

Synonyms: balk, baulk

Definition: the area on a billiard table behind the balkline

Usage: a player with ball in hand must play from the balk

Similar words: expanse, area, surface area

Definition: the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary

Usage: the area of a rectangle; it was about 500 square feet in area

Synonyms for (verb) balk

Synonyms: resist, balk, baulk, jib

Definition: refuse to comply

Similar words: disobey

Definition: refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient

Usage: He disobeyed his supervisor and was fired

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