Nouns (13)

balk
n. an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base
baulk, balk, rafter
n. one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
baulk, handicap, check, balk, impediment, deterrent, hinderance, hindrance
n. something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
balk
n. a balk is a non valid pitch

Verbs (4)

jib, baulk, balk, resist
v. refuse to comply

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Fuzzynyms (21)

interference, hinderance, hindrance
n. the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
discouragement
n. the act of discouraging; "the discouragement of petty theft"
roadblock, barrier
n. any condition that makes it difficult to make progress or to achieve an objective; "intolerance is a barrier to understanding"
incumbrance, onus, encumbrance, load, burden
n. an onerous or difficult concern; "the burden of responsibility"; "that's a load off my mind"
limitation, restriction
n. a principle that limits the extent of something; "I am willing to accept certain restrictions on my movements"
decline, refuse
v. show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
demur
v. enter a demurrer
start, jump, startle
v. move or jump suddenly, as if in surprise or alarm; "She startled when I walked into the room"
shy
v. throw quickly
scruple
v. hesitate on moral grounds; "The man scrupled to perjure himself"

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Antonyms (3)

abide by, follow, comply
v. act in accordance with someone's rules, commands, or wishes; "He complied with my instructions"; "You must comply or else!"; "Follow these simple rules"; "abide by the rules"

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