- ridge, an unplowed strip of land. (One use is to walk on it.)
- (baseball) an illegal motion intended to deceive a runner.
Etymology: Middle English balke, Old English balca, cognate with Old High German balko, German Balken "balk," Italian balcone "balcony"
- (archaic) to pass over or by.
- to stop, check, block.
- to stop short and refuse to go on.
- to refuse suddenly.
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