Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of baulk.

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • One could view him as baulking at the public display, at the loss of his name as a loss of reputation, a shaming in the eyes of others.

    Modality and Hamlet

  • The people understand this so they are baulking on this Health bill.

    Kennedy 'expected more of us' on health care, Dodd says

  • While not explicitly stated I believe they could be baulking on delivery for one or more of the reasons below.

    Silver Certificates and failure to redeem.

  • On leaving he had said gently, as always not baulking the truth.

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • The quickest way back from Glencorse would have been to go straight across the well-worn path to Bonaly, but I was baulking at having to negotiate all the mud on the first half of the route.

    1 measly second

  • And Iran is baulking at a U.N. resolution condemning its nuclear program.

    CNN Transcript Nov 28, 2009

  • It has an administration so blatantly corrupt that the world is baulking at its arrogance.

    Alan Cumming: Why Is America So Content With Mediocrity?

  • You are baulking at the idea that "the state" should have any say in what you decide your children sahould watch.

    I decide what my child watches

  • The great house, dumb as to all that had been suffered in it, and the changes it had witnessed, stood frowning like a dark mute on the street; baulking any nearer inquiries with the staring announcement that the lease of this desirable Family Mansion was to be disposed of.

    Dombey and Son

  • Her own room was not yet touched within, but there were beams and boards raised against it without, baulking the daylight.

    Dombey and Son

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.