Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Balk"

The meaning of "Balk" in various phrases and sentences

Q: O que significa balk?
A: Hesitate or stop short. Not go forward.
Q: O que significa we balked? ?
A: Balk is like when you stop and do not continue because something difficult or an obstacle is in the way.
Q: O que significa balk at ?
A: to hesitate, be unwilling, be reluctant (to do something)
"He balked at the idea of selling his house."

Synonyms of "Balk" and their differences

Q: Qual é a diferença entre balk at e hesitate e The company balked at boosting prices in a time of sluggish demand. ?
A: Balk is to intentionally neglect
Hesitate is to pause, be uncertain or being unsure

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