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balkverb avert, baffle, bar, be obstructive, block, check, counter, counteract, countercheck, curb, defeat, delay, detain, eludere, estop, foil, forefend, forestall, frustrari, give trouble, halt, hamper, hinder, hold in check, hold back, impede, impedite, interlope, interrupt, keep in check, nullify, obstruct, obturate, obviate, occlude, prevent, put in check, restrain, stall, stand in the way, stay, stop, stop short, stultify, stymie, suspend, thwart, traverse
See also: bar, check, contravene, disadvantage, discontinue, disoblige, foil, frustrate, halt, hamper, hesitate, hold out, interrupt, obstacle, obstruction, oppose, prevent, refuse, resist, stem, stifle, thwart