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verb [intransitive] baulk pronunciation in British English /bɔːk/
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present tense
present participlebaulking
past tensebaulked
past participlebaulked
  1. to be unwilling to do something or let something happen, because you believe it is wrong or that it will cause problems
    Voters would baulk if either candidate made such a proposal.
    baulk at: They really wanted the house, but they baulked at the price.
    1. a.
      to stop suddenly and refuse to go forwards
      baulk at: The horse baulked at crossing the bridge.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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