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A Palestinian offical said the Israelis were balking at their conditions for talks, which include freezing settlements.

In at least 20 states, governors or legislatures are balking at setting up insurance cooperatives.

The Democrats want to block those cuts for a year, and the Republicans are balking.

Even upper-income families are balking at paying $750,000 to $1 million for college.

The Taliban leadership also was balking at opening a political process that NATO quite rightly demands must be Afghan led.

And indeed, when part way thru, this zeal came near balking me altogether.

But he was used to obeying orders after a little balking, and in time his slow brain started him on the hunt for Davidge.

There is a lady andwell,he was forever balking me and I hated him.

The canoe squirmed like a hunter balking a hedge, and Jean's blade splintered off to the handle.

And no one has escaped the temporary balking of his thought by failure to find a suitable word to convey190 the intended meaning.


On this page you'll find 56 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to balking, such as: opposing, averting, conservative, foiling, forestalling, and preservative.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.