bulk vs balk vs baulk

bulk balk baulk

Definitions

  • 1) The major part of something.
  • 2) Size, mass or volume.
  • 3) The result of water retained by fibre.
  • 4) A ship's cargo.
  • 5) The major portion or greater part.
  • 6) Thickness of paper or cardboard in relation to weight.
  • 7) The body of a human, especially when large or muscular.
  • 8) Size, mass, or volume, especially when very large.
  • 9) A distinct mass or portion of matter, especially a large one.
  • 10) (Naut.) to begin to unload or more the cargo.
  • 11) having the cargo loose in the hold or not inclosed in boxes, bales, or casks.
  • 12) The main mass or body; the largest or principal portion; the majority.
  • 13) in a mass; loose; not inclosed in separate packages or divided into separate parts; in such shape that any desired quantity may be taken or sold.
  • 14) (Naut.) The cargo of a vessel when stowed.
  • 15) See under Barrel.
  • 16) obsolete The body.
  • 17) Magnitude of material substance; dimensions; mass; size.
  • 18) (Naut.) to begin to unload or more the cargo.
  • 19) obsolete A projecting part of a building.
  • 20) (Naut.) The cargo of a vessel when stowed.
  • 21) obsolete A projecting part of a building.
  • 22) obsolete The body.
  • 23) a sale of goods as they are, without weight or measure.
  • 24) The entire space in a ship's hold for the stowage of goods; hence, that which is stowed; the mass of the cargo: as, to break bulk for unloading.
  • 25) A large chest or box.
  • 26) A pile of tobacco laid up in courses for the purpose of sweating.
  • 27) A heap.
  • 28) A partition; a projecting part of a building.
  • 29) The gross; the greater part; the main mass or body: as, the bulk of a debt; the bulk of a nation.
  • 30) A stall in front of a shop.
  • 31) The bottom or hold of a ship.
  • 32) The body of a living creature.
  • 33) Magnitude of material substance; whole dimensions in length, breadth, and thickness; size of a material thing: as, an ox or a ship of great bulk.
  • 34) The breast; the chest; the thorax.
  • 35) Being large in mass, quantity, or volume.
  • 36) To throb.
  • 37) In the tobacco industry, to form into a bulk or bulks; to leave in the state of bulks: used in this sense with down.
  • 38) To increase in bulk; grow large; swell.
  • 39) To put or hold in bulk or as a mass; fix the bulk of in place: as, to bulk a cargo.
  • 40) To strike; beat.
  • 41) Tothrob.
  • 42) To pile in heaps, as fish for salting.
  • 43) To belch.
  • 44) Tostrike;beat.
  • 45) Tobelch.
  • 46) To be or appear to be massive in terms of size, volume, or importance; loom.
  • 47) To cohere or form a mass.
  • 48) To cause to swell or expand.
  • 49) To grow or increase in size or importance.
  • 50) To cause to cohere or form a mass.
  • 51) To appear or seem to be, as to bulk or extent; to swell.
  • 52) (in bulk) In large numbers, amounts, or volume.
  • 53) (in bulk) In large numbers, amounts, or volume.
  • 54) (in bulk) Unpackaged; loose.
  • 55) (in bulk) Unpackaged; loose.

Definitions

  • 1) Sports An incomplete or misleading motion, especially an illegal move made by a baseball pitcher.
  • 2) Sports An incomplete or misleading motion, especially an illegal move made by a baseball pitcher.
  • 3) An unplowed strip of land.
  • 4) Games One of the spaces between the cushion and the balk line on a billiard table.
  • 5) Games One of the spaces between the cushion and the balk line on a billiard table.
  • 6) A hindrance, check, or defeat.
  • 7) A wooden beam or rafter.
  • 8) A ridge between furrows.
  • 9) (Billiards) a line across a billiard table near one end, marking a limit within which the cue balls are placed in beginning a game; also, a line around the table, parallel to the sides, used in playing a particular game, called the balk line game.
  • 10) (Billiards) a line across a billiard table near one end, marking a limit within which the cue balls are placed in beginning a game; also, a line around the table, parallel to the sides, used in playing a particular game, called the balk line game.
  • 11) (Mil.) One of the beams connecting the successive supports of a trestle bridge or bateau bridge.
  • 12) A hindrance or disappointment; a check.
  • 13) (Baseball) A deceptive gesture of the pitcher, as if to deliver the ball. It is illegal and is penalized by allowing the runners on base to advance one base.
  • 14) (Mil.) One of the beams connecting the successive supports of a trestle bridge or bateau bridge.
  • 15) A great beam, rafter, or timber; esp., the tie-beam of a house. The loft above was called “the balks.”
  • 16) (Baseball) A deceptive gesture of the pitcher, as if to deliver the ball. It is illegal and is penalized by allowing the runners on base to advance one base.
  • 17) A sudden and obstinate stop; a failure.
  • 18) A ridge of land left unplowed between furrows, or at the end of a field; a piece missed by the plow slipping aside.
  • 19) A long wooden or iron table on which paper is laid in the press-room of a printing-office.
  • 20) A ridge; especially, a ridge left unplowed in the body of a field, or between fields; an uncultivated strip of land serving as a boundary, often between pieces of ground held by different tenants.
  • 21) In billiards, the space between the cushion of the table and the balkline. A ball inside this space is said to be in balk.
  • 22) A set of stout stakes surrounded by netting or wickerwork for catching fish.
  • 23) A piece missed in plowing.
  • 24) In carpentry, a squared timber, long or short; a large timber in a frame, floor, etc.; a square log.
  • 25) The failure of a jumper or vaulter to jump after taking his run. Three balks usually count as a trial-jump.
  • 26) In coal-mining, a more or less sudden thinning out, for a certain distance, of a bed of coal; a nip or want.
  • 27) Milit., one of the beams connecting the successive supports of a trestle-bridge or bateau-bridge.
  • 28) An omission; an exception.
  • 29) In wool-manuf., a fullness and suppleness of texture.
  • 30) A barrier in one's way; an obstacle or stumbling-block.
  • 31) The beam of a balance.
  • 32) A beam or piece of timber of considerable length and thickness.
  • 33) The stout rope at the top of fishing-nets by which they are fastened one to another in a fleet.
  • 34) A check or defeat; a disappointment.
  • 35) A blunder; a failure or miscarriage: as, to make a balk; you have made a bad balk of it.
  • 36) In base-ball, a motion made by the pitcher as if to pitch the ball, but without actually doing so.
  • 37) To signify to fishing-boats the direction taken by the shoals of herrings or pilchards, as seen from heights overlooking the sea: done at first by bawling or shouting, subsequently by signals.
  • 38) To miss by error or inadvertence.
  • 39) To heap up so as to form a balk or ridge.
  • 40) To make a balk or ridge in plowing; make a ridge in by leaving a strip unplowed.
  • 41) Hence To leave untouched generally; omit; pass over; neglect; shun.
  • 42) To quibble; bandy words.
  • 43) To stop short in one's course, as at a balk or obstacle: as, the horse balked; he balked in his speech. Spenser.
  • 44) [Some editors read bak'd in this passage.] Synonyms
  • 45) To place a balk in the way of; hence, to hinder; thwart; frustrate; disappoint.
  • 46) Archaic To let go by; miss.
  • 47) Baseball To make an illegal motion before pitching, allowing one or more base runners to advance one base.
  • 48) Archaic To let go by; miss.
  • 49) To check or thwart by or as if by an obstacle.
  • 50) Baseball To make an illegal motion before pitching, allowing one or more base runners to advance one base.
  • 51) Sports To make an incomplete or misleading motion.
  • 52) To refuse obstinately or abruptly.
  • 53) To stop short and refuse to go on.
  • 54) Sports To make an incomplete or misleading motion.
  • 55) To indicate to fishermen, by shouts or signals from shore, the direction taken by the shoals of herring.

Definitions

  • 1) UK Alternative spelling of balk.
  • 2) UK Alternative spelling of balk.
  • 3) UK In billiards, the area of the table lying behind the line from which the cue ball is initially shot, and from which a ball in hand must be played.
  • 4) UK In billiards, the area of the table lying behind the line from which the cue ball is initially shot, and from which a ball in hand must be played.
  • 5) one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof
  • 6) something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress
  • 7) the area on a billiard table behind the balkline
  • 8) UK Alternative spelling of balk.
  • 9) UK Alternative spelling of balk.
  • 10) refuse to comply
  • 11) See balk.
  • 12) Seebalk.

Examples

  • 1) The bulk come from back office efficiencies.
  • 2) Shopping around could make a lot of difference to your grocery bill, and buy in bulk.
  • 3) Some discount is applied by the vaccine supply companies, but few surgeries can afford to buy in bulk or store large quantities.
  • 4) The vast bulk of the 11m cars equipped with defeat devices were sold in Europe.
  • 5) The most important has been the removal of the great bulk of the hereditary peers.
  • 6) They buy in bulk from fleets and manufacturers which allows them to sell at bargain prices.
  • 7) These two groups still form the bulk of its orchid production.
  • 8) The last thing you want is ageing limbs struggling under a bulk of weight.
  • 9) The bulk of the money will be spent on radio broadcasts to be beamed into the country.
  • 10) This was where the bulk of the work was to be done.
  • 11) This art criticism takes up the bulk of the book.
  • 12) Demand for the largest dry bulk ships has plunged.
  • 13) You know what led me to spend the bulk of my early adult life abroad?
  • 14) District judges handle the vast bulk of family and civil cases but they have a low profile.
  • 15) The great bulk of students are beyond the school leaving age.
  • 16) That included tourists buying souvenirs and wholesalers buying in bulk.
  • 17) Now it forms the bulk of what they eat.
  • 18) That bit more weight and bulk should help his robustness.
  • 19) The bulk of the money for the fund is expected to come from the government.
  • 20) But he feels that his sheer, natural size and bulk has been key.
  • 21) It is perfect for bulk selling, and it's free.
  • 22) Wine that is not good enough to sell on the company's website is sold in bulk, with the losses shared with the winemaker.
  • 23) I write in my bed, propped up with pillows, and get the main bulk of my writing done early in the day.
  • 24) ‘Yet, the sheer weight and bulk of detail in this Department report are an indication that things are happening - and have been happening for a considerable time.’
  • 25) ‘As greater mass and bulk are added to provide specific protection, discomfort escalates.’
  • 26) ‘Make the pockets out of lining or lightweight fabrics to reduce bulk.’
  • 27) ‘My work, on the one hand is greatly reduced: it is drastically relieved of all bulk and physical dimensionality.’
  • 28) ‘These moves reduce the apparent bulk of the new building and leave the wisp-like canopy as the scheme's predominant element.’
  • 29) ‘The materials used in transmission and engine have been specially developed to reduce weight and bulk.’
  • 30) ‘Like the king elephant, Karanth dominated the landscape by his sheer bulk of achievement.’
  • 31) ‘Fagan relies on the sheer bulk of evidence to make his case.’
  • 32) ‘The sheer bulk of it affects the whole Internet, of course, not just individual recipients.’
  • 33) ‘This would reduce its bulk and make transport, to the proper smelters where it could be converted into pure silver, much cheaper.’
  • 34) ‘This reduces the weight and bulk when compared to the protective mask currently used by CVC.’
  • 35) ‘To begin with, there's the sheer bulk of material to choose from.’
  • 36) ‘Instead, the sheer bulk of hoisting and carrying machinery made being crushed underneath them more of a concern than getting caught in pulleys.’
  • 37) ‘The sheer bulk of a large great white shark under water beggars description.’
  • 38) ‘If we rated the documentation strictly on the sheer bulk of the printed manuals, the program's documentation would receive high marks.’
  • 39) ‘Given the sheer bulk of commentaries on Horace from ancient times to the present, the search for new approaches can obscure more than elucidate.’
  • 40) ‘The first time he is confronted with the sheer bulk of the super size meal, Spurlock is genuinely amazed.’
  • 41) ‘The sheer bulk and weightiness of the story and its politics, removes the profundity from the last shot of Inba's forlorn face.’
  • 42) ‘One of the biggest problems currently clogging up the congested and lard-filled arteries of the Internet is the sheer bulk of painful images floating around.’
  • 43) ‘The vehicle drove away and the woman straightened her burgundy dress as she looked up at the two-tone bulk of the Blue Horizon.’
  • 44) ‘A study in strength when he was playing, Matthews has added bulk to almost every Lion and it has worked.’
  • 45) ‘From an early age he was fat, perhaps seeking in food both the bulk to defend himself and the comfort he could not find at home.’
  • 46) ‘Arriving at the dockside, you are reminded of the sheer bulk of the ship.’
  • 47) ‘Hoss ran through the figure again, his bulk easily balanced on the balls of his feet, his movements light and sure.’
  • 48) ‘Even to us novices watching from a safe distance, the outcome came as no surprise given the sheer bulk and presence of our boy.’
  • 49) ‘Its relative size and bulk compared to your average mobile phone means you aren't going to slip it in a pocket and forget about it.’
  • 50) ‘Today the winners of body building competitions sometimes say they achieved their body bulk without drugs.’
  • 51) ‘In the first place, his presence is considerable, not just his physical bulk but the sheer sense of purpose he brings to any gathering.’
  • 52) ‘However, in spite of its undoubted bulk, the Grand Voyager is not difficult to drive and equipment levels are high.’
  • 53) ‘Tracking big game in the heat of the southern African bush is a far cry from the cold, grey bulk of Yorkshire's oldest stone fortress.’
  • 54) ‘Another factor is a lack of bulk on the defensive line.’
  • 55) ‘At the appropriate moment Dad came around behind me and in a movement surprisingly graceful for his age and bulk, he bent down and netted the fish, tail first.’
  • 56) ‘The Sunday papers having reached sufficient size to extend several days either side of their publication date by sheer bulk, I resolved to buy one.’
  • 57) ‘The extra bulk has reduced his speed, but so what?’
  • 58) ‘Hines is exactly what is needed: his sheer bulk makes him difficult to stop and his handling ability ensures that he invariably plays the ball out of contact.’
  • 59) ‘Michael has been plagued with weight problems since his schooldays and though he tried conventional dieting on many occasions, it failed to reduce his bulk.’
  • 60) ‘What about Embassy Court Brighton, a building whose horizontal emphasis and overweening bulk wrecks the stuccoed urbanity of the Hove seafront?’
  • 61) ‘Badly in need of linebacker help and some bulk on the defensive line, the Packers drafted speedy linebacker Nick Barnett and defensive tackle Kenny Peterson.’
  • 62) ‘Similarly, the sombre grey bulk of St Catherine's Church and its plaque may recall the patriot's death to some in the bustling street of stallholders and art students.’
  • 63) ‘The Sierra based Lightning Rods are incredibly quick around Bovingdon, where the cars' sheer bulk and power leads to a tight pack of bumper-to-bumper racing throughout the day.’
  • 64) ‘Her shoes were off, under the bench I think, if I had correctly interrupted the black bulks on the grass directly beneath her behind.’
  • 65) ‘Then there might have been a unity with the law courts, and an avoidance of the two bulks of the Hilton and the BT Tower side by side. Buildings like us, made permanent.’
  • 66) ‘With all the mountains reigning high over them not much light can shine through the bulks of rock.’
  • 67) ‘They too were grey barren bulks, except for the little white houses on a green strip next to the shore.’
  • 68) ‘They were mostly asleep, but a few stood on guard, vast bulks rearing black against the sky, prehistoric and foreboding.’
  • 69) ‘He visited a £32m project to stabilise mines under the town by pumping them full of a mixture of fuel ash and cement which sets to form a solid bulk, similar to breeze blocks.’
  • 70) ‘The theatre has a similar bulk and presence in the opposite direction, as its south side presents long views across the Rhine harbour.’
  • 71) ‘Its great bulk bent not even the slightest branch, and it flowed quite like water through the forest's web of limbs and leaves.’
  • 72) ‘It is of a design, bulk, mass and scale appropriate for the location and should not have any adverse impact on surrounding occupiers.’
  • 73) ‘Their differences are resolved when Bell agrees only to sell his eggs in large bulk orders that Windy could never fulfil.’
  • 74) ‘Anything that can break down the bulk adoption of textbooks by states would certainly help.’
  • 75) ‘What now seems to be in fashion in Bulgaria is the bulk registration of sensible names to be put on bid afterwards and sold for much higher fees.’
  • 76) ‘Occasionally, wrongdoings are revealed: last March, it disallowed ‘a large quantity’ of Guardian-Observer bulk sales.’
  • 77) ‘It allows for inexpensive production and bulk transfers of huge quantities of meat, grain, and other agricultural products.’
  • 78) ‘In recent years the company's emphasis has been on exporting bulk quantities of its Muller Thurgau-based White Cloud.’
  • 79) ‘The plant provides a wide range of products although its output is dominated by the bulk production of soda ash and smaller quantities of soda bicarbonate.’
  • 80) ‘Nurses' dresses typically cost under £10 as part of a bulk order for the NHS.’
  • 81) ‘For example, you could request datasheets or a sample batch of components for testing before you commit to a bulk order.’
  • 82) ‘Or should I have just held out and placed a bulk order online for the P500s?’
  • 83) ‘So he hired a manager to run the shop and went out to secure bulk orders from local hotels and hospitals.’
  • 84) ‘Avolar capped its official launch with a bulk order for Learjets and Beechjets.’
  • 85) ‘Special discount is provided for libraries, research institutions and also for bulk orders.’
  • 86) ‘Critics argue the order prevents retailers passing on to customers discounts they receive on bulk orders.’
  • 87) ‘We felt it was important to get a new award for Michael, and we just added it to the bulk order for the others.’
  • 88) ‘The group has reserved a bulk order with the Post Office, planned to enable it to blitz Britain with a huge leafleting campaign over the holidays.’
  • 89) ‘Food outlets and other shops in the town have also noticed an increase in business during the 12th summer festival, and Booths Supermarket has received large bulk orders.’
  • 90) ‘I'm using a debit card now to order bulk supplies of allergy medicines through my health insurance company.’
  • 91) ‘The charity single went on sale yesterday but unlike in London where there were early morning queues and bulk orders at record stores, shoppers in Swindon were a lot more subdued.’
  • 92) ‘Companies can order bulk quantities of a print after the presale expires.’
  • 93) ‘Dietary fiber - also known as roughage or bulk - includes all parts of plant foods that your body can't digest or absorb.’
  • 94) ‘Insoluble fiber provides bulk or roughage to your diet, but you don't digest it.’
  • 95) ‘Stevia, on the other hand, is used in such tiny amounts that it doesn't provide any bulk or volume to foods.’
  • 96) ‘By providing the necessary bulk material your body needs, it helps to ensure proper digestive functioning and gives you the full feeling of having had enough to eat.’
  • 97) ‘In 1974 there were 9 ships handling bulk cargo, including grain, iron ore, limestone, salt, sand and coal.’
  • 98) ‘To boost profits, it switched some carriers from dry bulk cargoes to coal, and raised freight rates for coal along the coastal region.’
  • 99) ‘Georgia is also expanding the dry bulk cargo handling facilities of its Black Sea ports.’
  • 100) ‘Revenue from dry bulk cargo operation rose 21 per cent to 166 million yuan.’
  • 101) ‘In addition, there is now a new differential between the wages of drivers in the huge container cranes and those operating cranes used to load and unload bulk cargo.’
  • 102) ‘Most freight tends to be large bulk cargo which is moved out of hours, but the major impact has been on tourism and retail.’
  • 103) ‘It has built new, specialised quays for handling cement, timber and scrap metal, and several warehouses for bulk fertilisers and other dry cargoes.’
  • 104) ‘A Federal Government change to the Tasmanian Wheat Freight Subsidy Scheme looks set to end bulk shipments of grain to that state from July 1.’
  • 105) ‘In other countries, notably the United States, trucks now dominate long-haul transport of all but bulk commodity goods such as coal or wheat.’
  • 106) ‘The roundhouse at San Lázaro was vacated, and afterwards used for bulk grain storage.’
  • 107) ‘Also explore bulk bins for organic grains, cereals, flour, dried fruit, legumes, rice and granola.’
  • 108) ‘Until last year, the port's wharfs were only intended to accommodate bulk cargo which was not transported in containers.’
  • 109) ‘Talliun is in fact a group of four harbours, of which Muuga, the youngest, is intended to serve as the main bulk cargo handling centre.’
  • 110) ‘The skull and cross bones may have been replaced by organised gangs looking for bulk cargos; but some old clichés persist.’
  • 111) ‘The next points of interest are mounds of bulk cargo shrouded in heavy white polythene sheets.’
  • 112) ‘Under normal circumstances, the shipment would have been carried by the Yarra, which was contracted to move bulk cargo around the Australian coast.’
  • 113) ‘Hazardous cargoes will be identified mainly through existing conventions and codes and will cover bulk and packaged cargoes, liquids, solids and gases.’
  • 114) ‘How do I know that the bulk dried herbs I buy in a store still have all their medicinal benefits?’
  • 115) ‘Other members of the Asian Shipowners' Forum support Wei's bullish view and believe booms in the dry bulk, tanker and container markets will continue for the rest of this year.’
  • 116) ‘Inefficient handling of bagged wheat gave way to bulk handling, and the marketing of wheat became more organised through the formation of the Australian Wheat Board in 1939.’
  • 117) ‘Standard book papers vary in bulk from about 200 to 900 pages per inch.’
  • 118) ‘Lower bulk reduces opacity. Higher bulk will increase the overall thickness of a book. Therefore, it helps to know a paper's measure in pages per inch (caliper).’
  • 119) ‘The instrument used to measure bulk is called a micrometer. Four sheets of paper are measured and the figure divided by four to establish the paper stock's calliper, for example 12 or 15 points.’
  • 120) ‘Rents and taxes from the offshore sector make up the bulk of the income of the State.’
  • 121) ‘They did keep the bulk of their forces outside the city, as they were asked to do.’
  • 122) ‘The rented homes sector is where the bulk of Park Lane's growth has come from in the last few years.’
  • 123) ‘Articles about the process of storytelling make up the bulk of the central portion of this volume.’
  • 124) ‘The latter two played second base for the bulk of their careers, and Yount played about half of his games in the outfield.’
  • 125) ‘Much hope for the future of the town rests on the effectiveness of that new road in taking the bulk of the traffic away from Main Street.’
  • 126) ‘But he had hoped at this stage of the summer to have had the bulk of his business completed and his squad almost at full strength.’
  • 127) ‘Well, it is nearly impossible for the private sector to not to be the cause of a recession, as the private sector represents the bulk of the economy.’
  • 128) ‘While each of these has a field of application the overwhelming bulk of metal is shaped from the simple cast ingot by a series of deformation processes.’
  • 129) ‘An efficient metro rail system will not only push the bulk of traffic underground, but also ensure that people use their vehicles sparingly.’
  • 130) ‘Central Office confirmed last night that he would name the bulk of his front bench team, including the entire Shadow Cabinet, later today.’
  • 131) ‘Pre-existing roads and trails are intended to absorb the bulk of tundra vehicle traffic, yet many of the vehicles venture away from these areas.’
  • 132) ‘There is only one way to ensure that base load and the bulk of our electricity comes from a reliable source that does not damage the atmosphere - nuclear power.’
  • 133) ‘He completed the bulk of his work between 1844 and 1883, a period of democratic nationalism, trade unionism and revolution.’
  • 134) ‘In metazoans, the bulk of the cohesin complex is displaced at prophase, but a subset of cohesin complexes is maintained at the centromere and perhaps other sites.’
  • 135) ‘The bulk of the book deals with the development of the U.S. Naval pension fund, which is fascinating in part because it seems so unusual to the modern student of pensions.’
  • 136) ‘The payout was 23% up on what the directors received in 2003, with the five top executives sharing the bulk of the increases.’
  • 137) ‘The Home Office will provide half the funding and the bulk of the remaining half will be met by Kent Police Authority, with district and parish councils supplementing the rest.’
  • 138) ‘The bulk of the book is spread over chapters seven to 11, which take almost 100 pages to describe medical privacy laws and issues in 51 countries.’
  • 139) ‘After being so quiet in the final third for the bulk of the first half, while Jamie Speare was kept the busier of the two goalkeepers, there was a marked improvement in the Stanley players' body language.’
  • 140) ‘However, the Food Standards Agency found last year that imported chicken meat is sometimes bulked out with water, increasing the weight by as much as a third.’
  • 141) ‘Why Watson bulked out his modest little story to such extravagant length, alas, we shall never know.’
  • 142) ‘Still, a large part of the adoration must be nostalgia for past glories on the basis of the dreary recent material which bulked out their set.’
  • 143) ‘I try to bulk it out with mashed potato, but I have to be careful not to put too much in or he will notice and won't eat it.’
  • 144) ‘To bulk it out, serve with walnut bread, a baguette or toasted brioche.’
  • 145) ‘The pasta was bulked out with more cubes of dry white fish, species unclear.’
  • 146) ‘Non-organic foods are bulked out with air, fat and water, so paying extra for organic means you get more quality food for your money.’
  • 147) ‘Lighter options are available in the form of crunchy salad bowls which can be bulked out with chicken, steak or tuna.’
  • 148) ‘This method of cooking is much more economical than grilling or roasting, since the meat can be cut into smaller pieces and bulked out with liquids and other ingredients, and since boiling or stewing makes even the toughest bits edible.’
  • 149) ‘In the coal-fired kitchen, you'll learn the cunning ways that mothers bulked out mince pies with apple and carrot, and baked Christmas cakes in the shape of Anderson shelters.’
  • 150) ‘Then many of them are sent off to Holland where they go through a process called ‘tumbling’, which involves bulking them up with water and other additives.’
  • 151) ‘These are excellent foods for bulking up and adding muscle mass, but they can add some body fat if overconsumed.’
  • 152) ‘He later went on to star at the University of Minnesota where he would take his training to a new level and bulk up to his current proportions.’
  • 153) ‘Those may be appropriate for hardgainers, powerlifters or trainers who want to bulk up in the offseason and need insulin and calories to do so.’
  • 154) ‘Then clear up the misunderstanding explaining why it is unlikely that most women would bulk up or develop large muscles like some men who train with weights.’
  • 155) ‘To help Smith bulk up with lean muscle mass while he trained, Ellis developed an aggressive feeding schedule.’
  • 156) ‘There could also be bigger deals as second-tier players look to bulk up and muscle into new markets.’
  • 157) ‘Athletes use them as shortcuts to bulk up, build endurance and recover better from training.’
  • 158) ‘Diets are a major culprit, and although it's much less common for someone bulking up to get dehydrated, water is still the easiest, cheapest and most effective single nutrient you can add to any eating plan.’
  • 159) ‘Whether bulking up, maintaining weight or trying to shed body fat, consume at least 1 g of protein per pound of bodyweight every day.’
  • 160) ‘Eggs serve as a good source of protein for bodybuilders interested in bulking up.’

Examples

  • 1) MPs may balk at an eviction notice.
  • 2) The price reduction comes after investors balked at the higher valuation.
  • 3) These shoppers have either remained undecided or simply balked at the price.
  • 4) Some people have lost their jobs and others balked at his idea of having only two national centres.
  • 5) Your husband may balk at the idea of counselling because it is not something men of his generation generally value.
  • 6) But motorists balk at the idea.
  • 7) You may balk at the cost of your highlights, but there are far more preposterously priced haircuts going on.
  • 8) I can understand why audiences may balk at the symmetry of the plot and the serendipity of the cast.
  • 9) Some may balk at the frivolous approach to taking drugs, but few series are as vocal in their celebration of youthful individuality.
  • 10) They practically balked at the idea that I might have some abnormal obstruction to recognition.
  • 11) Clients balk at the price, but usually come back after shopping around, he says.
  • 12) Or, if the price makes you balk, at least have afternoon tea to drink in the atmosphere.
  • 13) We say I balked at the price, but what results!
  • 14) Fresh research suggests that, while people will happily put up with voluntary restrictions on movement, they balk at the idea of compulsory quarantine.
  • 15) Beckett got upset with West in the fifth inning after he called a balk on an attempted pickoff toss to first base.
  • 16) ‘So when the builders told her she was dreaming, baulked at her unusual ideas and promptly doubled their cost, that was all the encouragement the business woman needed.’
  • 17) ‘At first she baulked at the idea, saying she no longer performed those pieces.’
  • 18) ‘They may balk at the idea of a top boss getting millions while a company's share price is falling.’
  • 19) ‘Parents concerned about allergies may balk at the idea of keeping pets around children.’
  • 20) ‘He'll ask his students to come up with 40 ideas in an hour and when they balk at this, he tells them that they won't know what they can do until they're put under this kind of pressure.’
  • 21) ‘She never wavered in this view and never baulked at the fact that to claim this prize she would have to rid herself of her cousin Elizabeth.’
  • 22) ‘But some councillors privately have baulked at the new boards, which they see as a ‘hoop-jumping exercise’ designed to get the Government off the council's back.’
  • 23) ‘They baulked at investing 400,000 into an event which attracted some 50 million in revenue to the city.’
  • 24) ‘Hopes of a major expansion were raised earlier this year, but were dashed after the Government baulked at handing over the £42 million needed to fund the project.’
  • 25) ‘For a few days, the big banks responsible for allocating the world's capital baulked at doing business with each other, fearful that their counterparts' credit would go bad.’
  • 26) ‘However, the production company has baulked at a 15,000 fee for the use of an abandoned crofthouse.’
  • 27) ‘Historically, I have always baulked at the concept of fancy dress, on the grounds that I have a natural aversion to making myself look ridiculous.’
  • 28) ‘He quickly baulked at the cost to the exchequer.’
  • 29) ‘Hospitals closer to his home baulked at admitting him, he said.’
  • 30) ‘However, the government has baulked at the estimated £2.4 billion cost of the tax breaks and is scrapping them this year.’
  • 31) ‘An original plan to make sure all taxis were painted black-and-yellow was dumped after cabbies baulked at the cost.’
  • 32) ‘In the past three years, staff turnover has been a dramatic 30% - a level that some commercial companies might balk at - and 60 new professors have been appointed.’
  • 33) ‘It is only the poor players who might balk at the added workload, and the newly-formed Scottish Professional Players' Association will want to negotiate a maximum number of matches per season for their members as a matter of urgency.’
  • 34) ‘Of course, some might balk at the morality of keeping tabs on anyone 24 / 7, but this tricky question would at least leave one job for the ethics commissioner to handle.’
  • 35) ‘Airlines have already begun to balk at paying commissions of 7% to 10% of the ticket price to travel agents.’
  • 36) ‘I got baulked by slower cars a couple of times and Jonny caught me.’
  • 37) ‘We tried a low downforce aero package, but I was baulked by traffic and so we were not able to see the difference.’
  • 38) ‘Micky Conlan would roll the ball in front, then run, pick it up, baulk an imaginary opponent, run close to the boundary, kick the goal then scuttle back, laughing.’
  • 39) ‘Fastest junior was Smith of Cleveleys RC who clocked 1-12-10, despite being baulked by a tractor over the fast finish.’
  • 40) ‘Air Force Honcho enjoyed plenty of luck in running last week after being baulked early on and may not enjoy a trouble free passage either this time.’
  • 41) ‘The black and amber brigade again faced into the elements on Friday but on this occasion their opponents were not to be balked.’
  • 42) ‘The losers launched one last attack but who was there to balk them, none other than Johnny Nevin, who ventured from his own left wing to cover the right wing raid.’
  • 43) ‘Having been baulked on his second run, Campbell had a re-run, in which he made full use of the clear track to break the 94s barrier and secure victory.’
  • 44) ‘Massa was infuriated after Panis had driven so tardily on his slowing-down lap that he baulked the Brazilian, costing him a likely ninth place on the grid.’
  • 45) ‘Despite being slightly baulked by Thinus Delport it didn't matter as Hickie chased on and got there first to score.’
  • 46) ‘Indeed they are struggling to get into the team, baulked by players who last season didn't get games when Veron and Beckham were fit.’
  • 47) ‘Or again has it been rushed in its development and is baulked up with poor coding?’
  • 48) ‘Superior claims may baulk inferior ones, but the liquidator's duty is to realise the assets of all in accordance with their rights.’
  • 49) ‘Zabel was balked, and instead the rider who pushed McEwen all the way to the line, and even bumped his shoulder at 40 mph in the final metres, was his fellow Australian Baden Cooke.’
  • 50) ‘They may feel that they are balked in making their way through life, that authority figures are preventing them from expressing themselves, etc.’
  • 51) ‘A fellow driver chose to have words with him and criticised him for weaving about on the track in order to balk those who try to overtake.’
  • 52) ‘One woman was hitting a soldier on the head with her handbag, and I saw one of the soldiers, who was not to be baulked of his dance, pulled down onto the floor, as he held the tattooed wrist of the woman he still saw as his partner.’
  • 53) ‘One of the scoundrels finding that he was baulked of his prey, threw a large stone at Patterson as he was sitting on the side of his bed, which he narrowly evaded by stooping down.’
  • 54) ‘But Young Ox was not to be balked of his prey.’
  • 55) ‘This time Bahirawa was baulked of his victim.’
  • 56) ‘Catiline was baulked of their expected co-operation, and the communication with the Allobroges for the moment was interrupted.’
  • 57) ‘He balked the invitation and clambered in with me.’
  • 58) ‘The case represented a first, hesitant step towards the harmonisation of two cardinally important rights, even though the Court balked the opportunity to give lengthy analysis to the extent of the two rights’ compatibility with one another.’
  • 59) ‘Do not balk the opportunity to see the church on the Green Hill.’
  • 60) ‘The already skittish horse balked at the sudden change in direction, but Katherine fought with it impatiently.’
  • 61) ‘Suddenly the weather felt chilled and again the horses balked.’
  • 62) ‘Maddock's horse balked and reared as a mercenary snatched at its reins.’
  • 63) ‘He nudged Cochise towards the sound but the pinto out and out balked and refused to take another step.’
  • 64) ‘There was a boggy place in the road but we could go through it as long as neither horse in the team balked.’
  • 65) ‘The new hall is concrete and stone and huge baulks of timber, throwing itself out to the world's best view through great sliding glass doors.’
  • 66) ‘A family of Tamil shipwrights were adzing baulks of timber into banana-shaped fishing rafts.’
  • 67) ‘Iron-hard baulks of it, along with a few copper rivets, washers and sheathing, is all that remains of the ship.’
  • 68) ‘It was built in the early 1990´s and consists of various obstacles made of tires filled with concrete, concrete panels and wooden balks.’
  • 69) ‘Most of these wells are propped up with wooden balks.’
  • 70) ‘He then potted blue in the middle pocket but the cue ball rolled back off the baulk cushion into the opposite middle pocket for a five-point foul.’
  • 71) ‘It could still have gone either way on the colours, but Doherty had his nose in front when the pink bounced off three cushions and rolled into a baulk pocket.’
  • 72) ‘Milner potted green to level the frame scores but left a sitting brown after attempting an ambitious pot along the baulk cushion.’
  • 73) ‘Needing the colours to take the frame he was about to take a tough shot on green near the baulk cushion when two spectators left the arena.’
  • 74) ‘He broke, Burnett left the white pinned awkwardly against the balk cushion - and from there, McCulloch knocked in a long red.’
  • 75) ‘Because of the balk, both runners advanced one base, giving the Twins a 5-4 victory.’
  • 76) ‘It is a balk, and the runner advances to second base.’
  • 77) ‘Lumping the two together makes no more sense than lumping together balks and wild pitches.… The same holds for outfielders.’
  • 78) ‘When there's a runner on first base and the pitcher makes a motion to throw to that base from the rubber, he's charged with a balk if he does not complete his throw.’
  • 79) ‘And then in the sixth it was a balk again, allowing Georgia Tech to take the lead.’
  • 80) ‘A method of setting out archaeological excavation trenches in a pattern of regular square or rectangular boxes with baulks between, pioneered by Sir Mortimer Wheeler at sites in India and southern Britain.’
  • 81) ‘A survey carried out by the council says that much of the land has been mined below the legal limit, and there were no baulks of peat left to prevent the area from being completely drained.’
  • 82) ‘The sides of these trenches had the advantage of preserving the stratigraphy, but the baulks inevitably obscured parts of many of the features.’
  • 83) ‘Some are separated by grass baulks, others by stone walls.’
  • 84) ‘Hope-Taylor himself describes this on p31 of his report, aiming for ‘total initial exposure of large areas with as few dividing balks [sic] of ploughsoil as possible’.’

Examples

  • 1) He did not baulk at holding off carrying out his orders, Damin noticed with relief.
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