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  1. N

    1. (Agr) caballón m

    2. (Billiards) cabaña f

    3. (=building timber) viga f

  2. VT (=thwart) impedir; (=miss) perder, no aprovechar

Examples from texts

Antar had grown accustomed to having the fourth floor entirely to himself: he balked at the thought of having a neighbour again.
Antar se había acostumbrado a tener el cuarto piso para él solo: se resistía a la idea de volver a tener vecinos.
Ghosh, Amitav / The Calcutta ChromosomeGhosh, Amitav / El cromosoma Calcuta
El cromosoma Calcuta
Ghosh, Amitav
The Calcutta Chromosome
Ghosh, Amitav
© 1995 by Amitav Ghosh

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Word forms


Common casebalkbalks
Possessive casebalk'sbalks'


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)balking
Past Participle (Participle II)balked
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I balkwe balk
you balkyou balk
he/she/it balksthey balk
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am balkingwe are balking
you are balkingyou are balking
he/she/it is balkingthey are balking
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have balkedwe have balked
you have balkedyou have balked
he/she/it has balkedthey have balked
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been balkingwe have been balking
you have been balkingyou have been balking
he/she/it has been balkingthey have been balking
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I balkedwe balked
you balkedyou balked
he/she/it balkedthey balked
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was balkingwe were balking
you were balkingyou were balking
he/she/it was balkingthey were balking
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had balkedwe had balked
you had balkedyou had balked
he/she/it had balkedthey had balked
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been balkingwe had been balking
you had been balkingyou had been balking
he/she/it had been balkingthey had been balking
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will balkwe shall/will balk
you will balkyou will balk
he/she/it will balkthey will balk
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be balkingwe shall/will be balking
you will be balkingyou will be balking
he/she/it will be balkingthey will be balking
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have balkedwe shall/will have balked
you will have balkedyou will have balked
he/she/it will have balkedthey will have balked
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been balkingwe shall/will have been balking
you will have been balkingyou will have been balking
he/she/it will have been balkingthey will have been balking
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would balkwe should/would balk
you would balkyou would balk
he/she/it would balkthey would balk
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be balkingwe should/would be balking
you would be balkingyou would be balking
he/she/it would be balkingthey would be balking
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have balkedwe should/would have balked
you would have balkedyou would have balked
he/she/it would have balkedthey would have balked
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been balkingwe should/would have been balking
you would have been balkingyou would have been balking
he/she/it would have been balkingthey would have been balking
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am balkedwe are balked
you are balkedyou are balked
he/she/it is balkedthey are balked
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being balkedwe are being balked
you are being balkedyou are being balked
he/she/it is being balkedthey are being balked
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been balkedwe have been balked
you have been balkedyou have been balked
he/she/it has been balkedthey have been balked
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was balkedwe were balked
you were balkedyou were balked
he/she/it was balkedthey were balked
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being balkedwe were being balked
you were being balkedyou were being balked
he/she/it was being balkedthey were being balked
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been balkedwe had been balked
you had been balkedyou had been balked
he/she/it had been balkedthey had been balked
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be balkedwe shall/will be balked
you will be balkedyou will be balked
he/she/it will be balkedthey will be balked
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been balkedwe shall/will have been balked
you will have been balkedyou will have been balked
he/she/it will have been balkedthey will have been balked