Balks rhymes with:

  • box (name) (place) (definition)
    n 1: a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts" 2: private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance; "the royal box was empty" [syn: box, loge] 3: the quantity contained in a box; "he gave her a box of chocolates" [syn: box, boxful] 4: a predicament from which a skillful or graceful escape is impossible; "his lying got him into a tight corner" [syn: corner, box] 5: a rectangular drawing; "the flowchart contained many boxes" 6: evergreen shrubs or small trees [syn: box, boxwood] 7: any one of several designated areas on a ball field where the batter or catcher or coaches are positioned; "the umpire warned the batter to stay in the batter's box" 8: the driver's seat on a coach; "an armed guard sat in the box with the driver" [syn: box, box seat] 9: separate partitioned area in a public place for a few people; "the sentry stayed in his box to avoid the cold" 10: a blow with the hand (usually on the ear); "I gave him a good box on the ear" v 1: put into a box; "box the gift, please" [syn: box, package] [ant: unbox] 2: hit with the fist; "I'll box your ears!" 3: engage in a boxing match
  • clocks (definition)
    n 1: European weed naturalized in southwestern United States and Mexico having reddish decumbent stems with small fernlike leaves and small deep reddish-lavender flowers followed by slender fruits that stick straight up; often grown for forage [syn: redstem storksbill, alfilaria, alfileria, filaree, filaria, clocks, pin grass, pin clover, Erodium cicutarium]
  • cox (name) (place) (definition)
    n 1: either of two related enzymes that control the production of prostaglandins and are blocked by aspirin [syn: cyclooxygenase, Cox] 2: the helmsman of a ship's boat or a racing crew [syn: coxswain, cox] v 1: act as the coxswain, in a boat race
  • faux (name) (definition)
    adj 1: not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article; "it isn't fake anything; it's real synthetic fur"; "faux pearls"; "false teeth"; "decorated with imitation palm leaves"; "a purse of simulated alligator hide" [syn: fake, false, faux, imitation, simulated]
  • flummox (definition)
    v 1: be a mystery or bewildering to; "This beats me!"; "Got me-- I don't know the answer!"; "a vexing problem"; "This question really stuck me" [syn: perplex, vex, stick, get, puzzle, mystify, baffle, beat, pose, bewilder, flummox, stupefy, nonplus, gravel, amaze, dumbfound]
  • fox (name) (definition)
    n 1: alert carnivorous mammal with pointed muzzle and ears and a bushy tail; most are predators that do not hunt in packs 2: a shifty deceptive person [syn: dodger, fox, slyboots] 3: the grey or reddish-brown fur of a fox 4: English statesman who supported American independence and the French Revolution (1749-1806) [syn: Fox, Charles James Fox] 5: English religious leader who founded the Society of Friends (1624-1691) [syn: Fox, George Fox] 6: a member of an Algonquian people formerly living west of Lake Michigan along the Fox River 7: the Algonquian language of the Fox v 1: deceive somebody; "We tricked the teacher into thinking that class would be cancelled next week" [syn: flim-flam, play a joke on, play tricks, trick, fob, fox, pull a fast one on, play a trick on] 2: be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher" [syn: confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle, bedevil, confound, discombobulate] 3: become discolored with, or as if with, mildew spots
  • lox (definition)
    n 1: a bluish translucent magnetic liquid obtained by compressing gaseous oxygen and then cooling it below its boiling point; used as an oxidizer in rocket propellants [syn: liquid oxygen, LOX] 2: brine-cured salmon that is lightly smoked
  • outfox (definition)
    v 1: outdo someone in trickery 2: beat through cleverness and wit; "I beat the traffic"; "She outfoxed her competitors" [syn: outwit, overreach, outsmart, outfox, beat, circumvent]
  • ox (name) (definition)
    n 1: an adult castrated bull of the genus Bos; especially Bos taurus 2: any of various wild bovines especially of the genera Bos or closely related Bibos [syn: ox, wild ox]
  • pox (definition)
    n 1: a common venereal disease caused by the treponema pallidum spirochete; symptoms change through progressive stages; can be congenital (transmitted through the placenta) [syn: syphilis, syph, pox, lues venerea, lues] 2: a contagious disease characterized by purulent skin eruptions that may leave pock marks
  • stocks (name) (definition)
    n 1: a frame that supports a boat while it is under construction 2: a frame for constraining an animal while it is receiving veterinary attention or while being shod 3: a former instrument of punishment consisting of a heavy timber frame with holes in which the feet (and sometimes the hands) of an offender could be locked
  • talks (name) (definition)
    n 1: a discussion intended to produce an agreement; "the buyout negotiation lasted several days"; "they disagreed but kept an open dialogue"; "talks between Israelis and Palestinians" [syn: negotiation, dialogue, talks]
  • toolbox (definition)
    n 1: a box or chest or cabinet for holding hand tools [syn: toolbox, tool chest, tool cabinet, tool case]
  • vox (definition)
    n 1: the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract; "a singer takes good care of his voice"; "the giraffe cannot make any vocalizations" [syn: voice, vocalization, vocalisation, vocalism, phonation, vox]
  • knox (name) (place) (definition)
    n 1: Scottish theologian who founded Presbyterianism in Scotland and wrote a history of the Reformation in Scotland (1514-1572) [syn: Knox, John Knox]
  • aix (definition)
    n 1: wood duck and mandarin duck [syn: Aix, genus Aix]
  • fawkes (name) (definition)
    n 1: English conspirator who was executed for his role in a plot to blow up James I and the Houses of Parliament (1570-1606) [syn: Fawkes, Guy Fawkes]
  • vaux (name) (definition)
    n 1: United States landscape architect (born in England) who designed Central Park (1824-1895) [syn: Vaux, Calvert Vaux]
  • aux
  • blocks
  • block's
  • blocs
  • bloc's
  • chalks
  • cocks (name)
  • docks
  • flocks
  • hawks
  • knocks
  • locks (name)
  • rocks (name)
  • shocks
  • sidewalks
  • socks
  • sox
  • squawks
  • stalks
  • walks
  • boxx
  • brox
  • coxe
  • ballcocks
  • faulks (name)
  • hawkes (name)
  • laux (name)
  • wachs
  • cornstalks
  • hbox
  • mohawks
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