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balk
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Nicholas Nickleby
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  • Quick as lightning and in a state of the most extreme wonder, Newman darted into his little office for his hat, and limped after the coach as if with the intention of getting up behind; but in this design he was balked, for it had too much the start of him and was soon hopelessly ahead, leaving him gaping in the empty street.

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  • Our teacher balked at the suggestion of an open-book test.
  • The horse balked at the jump.

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