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balk
used in Unbroken by Hillenbrand

4 uses
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Definition
to refuse to comply
  • When the principal balked, Pete asked him if he could live with allowing Louie to fail.
    p. 14.0
  • A pretty place caught Lubin's eye, but when he suggested it, his hosts balked: a Star of David hung in the window.
    p. 37.0
  • The men balked, but the guards forced them forward, and the POWs began jumping.
    p. 283.2
  • In keeping with the goal of reconciliation, the memorial council sought the participation of relatives of the guards who'd been convicted and hanged, but the families balked, fearing ostracism.
    p. 394.8

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