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balk
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
to refuse to comply
  • —Well, the horse would hardly fetch more than thirty pounds, and there was no knowing what might happen; it would be folly to balk himself of luck beforehand.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (8% in)

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