to make things, on different sides, equal; to make something stand upright
Past Participle form
Seals balance balls on their noses.
She balances on her hands during yoga.
A: My friend can't balance on ice-skates.
B: I can't balance on ice-skates either.
Yesterday I balanced the accounts for my husband's business.
Last month, the accountant balanced the accounts for a few companies
A: Have you ridden a unicycle?
B: No, what is it?
A: It's a one wheeled bicycle.
B: Oh, no. Why?
A: I did yesterday and I balanced for about 5 minutes.
I was balancing on one leg when I fell over.
She's balancing lots of books on top of each other.
A: What are you doing?
B: I'm balancing a difficult maths equation.
A: I can't help. I'm terrible at maths.
I've balanced my phone on the edge of the table. Please don't break it.
The result could go either way. It's balanced on a knife edge.
A: We've balanced work and family life very well.
B: What do you mean?
A: We stop all work at 5pm and don't work at the weekend. That is family time.