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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of baulk.

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Examples

  • Orson Welles was a child prodigy, too, and of course he developed a sort of monomania which kind of baulked his career.

    Why VARK leaves me in the DARK « We Don't Count Your Own Visits To Your Blog

  • It has been claimed that Spurs "baulked" at Coventry City's asking fee but the Sky Blues chairman insists he didn't quote any figures during the late bid to sign the 25-year-old Irish international after Harry Redknapp's attempts to get Portsmouth's Asmir Begovic fell flat.

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  • It has been claimed that Spurs "baulked" at Coventry City's asking fee but the Sky Blues chairman insists he didn't quote any figures during the late bid to sign the

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  • She felt certain that amongst his men there were many who had been with him for years, men who showed the kind of loyalty to him that Merlow did: men who would not have baulked at the tasks he had for them when he waltzed into their taverns all those years ago, back when Edgeton was still an innocent idyll.

    One Year’s Worth of Woe « A Fly in Amber

  • Presumably the 24/7 focus groups that the Romney people run must have baulked at this, and so the message was rapidly retooled.

    South Carolina primary – CNN debate fallout

  • This year has been all about teachers fishing hearts out of buckets and the processes of excretion on the blackboard and my son has baulked at it all somewhat.

    On Kindness « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Anyone who baulked at recent anomalies in The Hour, when modern idioms slipped into the 50s drama, will once again be reaching for their etymological dictionaries.

    Chickens: What The Inbetweeners did next

  • I have talked to several organisations in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) sector about doing something similar (see post), but most have (so far) baulked at creating online communities to build an engagement with their target audiences. element14 shows what can be done, and it is a project that I will monitor with interest over the months ahead.

    Element14 – a B2B online community « pwcom 2.0

  • Seeking to arrest or reverse the pound's fall would only have been feasible had we baulked at cutting bank rate to 0.5% in early 2009 as part of the co-ordinated global action to avoid a second Great Depression.

    King to Osborne: be patient, trust us, and keep fingers crossed

  • Even my 18-year-old self would have baulked at the idea of drinks before 5 p.m.

    Kate Monro: Back To The Scene Of The Crime In Greece 20 Years Later

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