Balking

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Balking Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • stopping short and refusing to go on; "a balking"; "a balky mule"; "a balky customer"

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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Balking'


  • Balking pattern: The balking pattern is a software design pattern that only executes an action on an object when the object is in a particular state. ...

Balking Sample Sentences in News


  • Nigeria court martials soldiers for balking at taking on Boko Haram
    Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria's army says it will on Thursday begin court martials of soldiers balking at taking part in a stepped-up campaign against a five-year Islamist insurgency in the north by the Boko Haram group. Read more on this news related to 'Balking'
  • Maricopa attorney not balking at $2M Jodi Arias defense cost
    The attorney for Maricopa County said it is not surprising the defense for convicted killer Jodi Arias has hit the $2 million mark. Read more on this news related to 'Balking'
  • Medical evacuation services balk at flying out Ebola patients
    By Carolyn Cohn LONDON (Reuters) - Leading companies offering medical evacuation services are balking at flying Ebola patients out of West Africa for treatment abroad as the cost and the complexities of the deadly epidemic grow. Several airlines have cut flights to the region and there are reports of countries not allowing air ambulances to make refueling stops, f Read more on this news related to 'Balking'

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