To poise, to weigh in the hand, to judge or guess the weight of an object by holding it and moving it up and down. Balakía ang búgsò sang kárne. Weigh the piece of meat in your hand. Ginabalákì níya ang kabug-atón sang bombáy. He tried the weight of the onions in his hand. Figuratively: to balance, match. Ang bána nga mapíntas kag ang asáwa nga mahínay nagabalákì. The rough husband and the gentle wife compensate for each other. Ginabalákì sang Diós ang mga batásan sang magasawá. God balances the qualities of married folk.