Adjective "Balking" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Balking


    Definition:

    1. to stop, as at an obstacle, and refuse to proceed or to do something specified (usually followed by at): He balked at making the speech.

    2. (of a horse, mule, etc.) to stop short and stubbornly refuse to go on.

    3. Baseball. to commit a balk. verb (used with object)

    4. to place an obstacle in the way of; hinder; thwart: a sudden reversal that balked her hopes.

    5. Archaic. to let slip; fail to use: to balk an opportunity. noun

    6. a check or hindrance

    Origin:
    balk

    Examples:

    "investors can be balking by traders."

    "investors can be balking at levels."

    "investors can be balking."

    "horses can be balking."