引く (hiku) Meaning “Be Put off” as a Japanese Slang Word

引く (ひく, hiku) is a basic Japanese word that means “draw/pull”, as in “ロープを引く (rōpu wo hiku; pull a rope)”. However, it is also used as a slang term meaning “be put off by something/someone”, e.g. when you feel like drawing back because you find something/someone cringey and off-putting. Read Definition