definition 1: a state in which opposing forces are equal.
example: It’s a challenge to keep the demands of work and the demands of family in balance.
definition 2: physical or mental stability, or the capacity to reach stability when required.
example: The skier’s balance was off in that last move, and it caused her to slide.
example: It’s been hard for him to regain his balance since the death of his wife.
example: Good balance is a requirement for figure skating.
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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the noun balance
VERB + balance: maintain ~ , achieve ~ , strike ~ , lose ~ , upset ~ , disturb ~ , regain ~, restore ~ , improve ~ , alter ~ , seek ~ , find ~