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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

balked \balked\ adj. 1. Same as baffled. Syn: baffled, discomfited, discouraged, frustrated. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Balk \Balk\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Balked (b[add]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Balking.] [From Balk a beam; orig. to put a balk or beam in one's way, in order to stop or hinder. Cf., for sense 2, AS. on balcan legan to lay in heaps.] [1913 Webster] 1. To leave or make balks in. [Obs.] --Gower. [1913 Webster] 2. To leave heaped up; to heap up in piles. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Ten thousand bold Scots, two and twenty knights, Balk'd in their own blood did Sir Walter see. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To omit, miss, or overlook by chance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 4. To miss intentionally; to avoid; to shun; to refuse; to let go by; to shirk. [Obs. or Obsolescent] [1913 Webster] By reason of the contagion then in London, we balked the inns. --Evelyn. [1913 Webster] Sick he is, and keeps his bed, and balks his meat. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] Nor doth he any creature balk, But lays on all he meeteth. --Drayton. [1913 Webster] 5. To disappoint; to frustrate; to foil; to baffle; to thwart; as, to balk expectation. [1913 Webster] They shall not balk my entrance. --Byron. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

25 Moby Thesaurus words for "balked": baffled, betrayed, bilked, blasted, blighted, chapfallen, crestfallen, crossed, crushed, dashed, defeated, disappointed, dished, disillusioned, dissatisfied, foiled, frustrated, ill done-by, ill-served, let down, out of countenance, regretful, sorely disappointed, soured, thwarted




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