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baw king

  • v  refuse to comply
  • s  stopping short and refusing to go on
    a balking

  • With some balking, the North has shut down its nuclear reactor at Yongbyon.
  • As the convention opened, Truman was balking.
  • Pyongyang is unbowed, while Moscow and Beijing are balking at tough Security Council sanctions against Iran for its nuclear activities.
News & Articles

  • NCAA objects to mediation petition
    By Debra Erdley, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review The NCAA is balking at a request from state officials to have mediators decide where Penn State’s $60 million fine in the Jerry Sandusky child ...
    June 15, 2013 - The Mckeesport Daily News
  • Bigger whiner about money: Broncos Ryan Clady or coach George Karl?
    On his way out the Pepsi Center door, coach George Karl called the thought process of his boss “very stupid.” Hmm, I wonder why negotiations on a contract extension with Nuggets president Josh Kroenke didn’t got very well. In pro sports, it’s often about the money. Broncos offensive tackle Ryan Clady is balking at the [...]
    June 14, 2013 - Denver Post
  • East Texas chief reprimanded, vehicle dispute
    An East Texas police chief has been reprimanded for balking at using his personal vehicle to respond to a traffic accident.
    June 11, 2013 - Baytown Sun
Quotes

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Guardian Unlimited
    But what I'm finding is that so many students and their hardworking parents and families are balking at the cost of higher education,Clinton said. "When they see the price tag their hearts sink."
  • President Bush in San Diego Union Tribune
    I'm not surprised that some are balking at doing hard work,Bush said of the Republican-controlled Congress.
  • Clint Hurdle in International Herald Tribune
    Obviously, Franklin's been called balking to first base before,Hurdle said. "I feel like he's under some scrutiny. I just felt it was a poor call. (The umpire) didn't think so. You know you can't argue a balk call but I didn't leave the...

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