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    taken back

    Hello
    Could you please tell me what that this expression mean in this context as i have found in dictioanry that it has many meanings.
    Ex:
    "I was taken back by how people use(something)"
    Does is mean: surprised, disappointed??

    Thank you in advance
    sara


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    Re: taken back

    Quote Originally Posted by sara88 View Post
    Hello
    Could you please tell me what that this expression mean in this context as i have found in dictioanry that it has many meanings.
    Ex:
    "I was taken back by how people use(something)"
    Does is mean: surprised, disappointed??

    Thank you in advance
    sara
    There's a small typing error. I think you meant to say taken aback (not taken back). If you are taken aback by something, it means you are very surprised or shocked by something.
    Last edited by naomimalan; 27-Dec-2008 at 10:34.

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