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to prevent from accomplishing a purpose

a large, oblong piece of wood or other material, used especially for construction

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the area on a billiard table behind the balkline

one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof

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an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base

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refuse to comply

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Buckley came home from third on the balk, and his teammates mobbed him at home plate.
The court found instead that the lease was binding by its terms and as a matter of law on Smith, the landlord's devisee, and the Balk Family Trust, Smith's grantee.
Balk zips through piles of inventories, lists, flowcharts, diagrams, sequential imagery and the like, whose mannered and sometimes wackily Rube Goldberg-like inventiveness causes each to turn in on itself--less a critique of communication than a means to foreground its endless proliferation, even if in an initially manic way.
I need continuous feed of the new technology," said Balk.
need to focus and not fool around," says Christy, "because you can hurt yourself when you balk in a dive.
Women who want to learn exercises which shape up without bulking the body, but who balk at descriptions, now have Strength Training For Women: Tone Up, Burn Calories, Stay Strong by Joan Pagano.
They balk at the idea that God continues to be present in the Catholic Church in the same manner when their own sense of decorum has been jostled.
Whoever really has considered the lilies of the field or the birds of the air and pondered the improbability of their existence in this warm world within the cold and empty stellar distances will hardly balk at the turning of water into wine--which was, after all, a very small miracle.
A second entry point was found in the work of Balk (1966) who proposed a model, which focuses on those coping mechanisms employed by older children who have experienced bereavement.
Business editors might balk at such a simplistic approach to newsletter writing, but don't knock it until you've tried it.
However, then and now, I balk at assuming that huge senior-level option grants align the executive with shareholder interests in a balanced way.
A private residential owner will balk at change orders while an owner of a commercial project will probably expect change orders.
a new National Child Care strategy be developed between the federal government, the provinces and territories in the event that the provinces balk at the codicil for dedicated funds;
This summer, he'll study opera direction in Minneapolis with famed director and teacher Wesley Balk and hopes to work extensively in the field.