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balk

the term used in queuing analysis where a customer decides that a QUEUE is too long and decides to leave.
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Caption: BALK CALLED: The Los Angeles Dodgers sued insurer Ace American last month, alleging the firm balked at paying more than $9 million under a disability policy the club has on right-handed pitcher Jason Schmidt.
Gordon Brown balked at re-nationalising the railway system and balked at taxing the pinstriped suit brigade in the power industry.
In other words, in the event of a balked landing after an instrument approach, you should toss the published missed approach and execute the ODP for the landing runway.
CEO Peter Davies, who will continue to serve as the top executive at the new airline, decided that a shutdown and clean start were necessary when BWIA's four labor unions balked at concessions proposed in the carrier's latest restructuring plan.
GM balked at the initial request, but eventually agreed to pay $15 million.
Rogers eventually balked at the idea of being deliberately gored by a bull 16 times.
Yet it balked at letting American members of Centro Espirita Beneficiente Uniao do Vegetal (UDV), a Brazil-based religious group, use ayahuasca, a psychedelic tea made from Amazonian plants.
Many couples balked at the cost and decided against marriage.
The commissioners balked, saying it did not happen that way.
Moreover, many on the left argued that Bush intends to "energize the base" of conservatives on his behalf by nominating a solid constitutionalist to the court in order to please rebellious conservatives who balked at his earlier nomination of White House Counsel Harriet Miers.