Synonyms for Balk:
n.quit, discontinue, give up, drop, abandon, demur, break off, cease. disinclination, be in no hurry, shy away, scorn, have/want no truck with, deign, repel, fight shy of something, grudge. HIT, fly, ground out, foul, bat, double, bunt, catch. •balk (noun)
check, jib, impediment, hindrance, resist, baulk, handicap, rafter, deterrent.
wait, pause, shrink, recoil, delay, hesitate, falter, halt.
baulk, resist, jib.
•stop short (verb)
hesitate, demur, resist, recoil.
baseball, ball girl, at-bat, bunt, scorn, batboy, ball boy, ground out, disinclination, deign. bat, ballpark, checkmate, baseline, stymie, grudge, repel. ball, stump. defeat. foul. cross. fly. base. catch. double, HIT. •back down