While i was talking with my japanese friends, that word just came up they could't explain that. Can you tell me what does ドン引き mean?

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    Can you read Japanese well? This was the very first google result for ドン引き zokugo-dict.com/20to/donbiki.htm
    – ssb
    Commented Feb 8, 2013 at 7:09
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    Even if you can't read Japanese well, my dictionary gives "talking or acting in such a way as to make those around you draw away". WWWJDIC says "drawing away from someone because of their speech or actions; having the mood ruined". It gives an example sentence, in which ドン引き is translated as "you creeper!". Seems clear to me.
    – Billy
    Commented Feb 9, 2013 at 15:28

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When someone says or does something that you dislike or makes you nervous / uncomfortable, you may withdraw or keep your distance from them. This is donbiki. Rather than actually withdrawing from them, you can express the same by saying donbiki...

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