balk

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1 balk verb
also British baulk /ˈbɑːk/
balks; balked; balking
1 balk
verb
also British baulk /ˈbɑːk/
balks; balked; balking
Learner's definition of BALK
[no object]
: to suddenly show that you do not want to do something : to refuse to do what someone else wants you to do
often + at
of a horse, mule, etc. : to stop quickly and refuse to continue going
of an engine : to fail to work in the usual or expected way
baseball, of a pitcher : to stop suddenly after starting to throw a pitch : to commit a balk
2 balk /ˈbɑːk/ noun
plural balks
2 balk
/ˈbɑːk/
noun
plural balks
Learner's definition of BALK
[count] baseball
: an occurrence in which a pitcher stops suddenly or makes an illegal movement after starting to throw a pitch
◊ A pitcher can only commit a balk if there is a runner on first base, second base, or third base. When a balk occurs, the runner is allowed to go to the next base.
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