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balk

noun

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balk

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of balk

  1. to prevent from achieving a goal <a young man with big dreams who refused to be balked by the daily obstacles of his inner-city existence> Synonyms baffle, frustrate, beat, checkmate, discomfit, foil, thwartRelated Words bar, block, clog, encumber, fetter, hamper, handicap, hinder, hobble, hold back, impede, inhibit, interfere (with), manacle, obstruct, shackle, tie up, trammel; arrest, check, halt, set back, short-circuit, stall, stop; avert, forestall, obviate, preclude, prevent; negate, neutralize, nullify; counteract, offset; conquer, defeat, overcomeNear Antonyms abet, aid, assist; ease, facilitate, smoothAntonyms advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nurture, promote




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