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Adjective: baulking  bo(l)-king or bó(l)-king
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: balking)
  1. Stopping short and refusing to go on
    "a baulking";
    - balking [N. Amer], balky, baulky [Brit]
Verb: baulk  bo(l)k [N. Amer], bo(l)k or bó(l)k [Brit]
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: balk)
  1. Pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness
    - hesitate, waver, waffle, balk
  2. Refuse to comply
    - resist, balk, jib

See also: intractable

Type of: disobey

Encyclopedia: Baulking, Oxfordshire