Swoon Swoon, n. A fainting fit; syncope. [1913 Webster]

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  • Swoon — «Swoon» …   Википедия

  • Swoon — is a term used to express happiness or excitement, to be overwhelmed by joy or emotion toward something. Also a term to dance to the rhythm of music. The term can also be used to describe partially fainting.Swoon may also refer to:*Swoon (album) …   Wikipedia

  • Swoon — Swoon, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Swooned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swooning}.] [OE. swounen, swoghenen, for swo?nien, fr. swo?en to sigh deeply, to droop, AS. sw[=o]gan to sough, sigh; cf. gesw[=o]gen senseless, swooned, gesw[=o]wung a swooning. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swoon — [swu:n] v [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: swown [i] to swoon (13 19 centuries), from Old English geswogen made sick or unconscious ] 1.) to be extremely excited and unable to control yourself because you admire someone so much swoon over ▪ crowds of… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • swoon — swoon·er; swoon; swoon·ing; swoon·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • swoon — [ swun ] verb intransitive 1. ) to be extremely excited and impressed by someone whom you like or admire: The entire audience seemed to swoon when he appeared on stage. 2. ) OLD FASHIONED to become unconscious and fall to the ground: FAINT ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • swoon — index prostration Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • swoon — late 13c., swogene, probably from O.E. geswogen in a faint, pp. of a lost verb, perhaps *swogan, as in aswogan to choke, of uncertain origin. Cf. Low Ger. swogen to sigh …   Etymology dictionary

  • swoon — [v] faint become unconscious, be overcome, black out, collapse, drop, feel giddy, feel lightheaded, go out like a light*, keel over, lose consciousness, pass out, weaken; concepts 303,308 …   New thesaurus

  • swoon — ► VERB ▪ faint, especially from extreme emotion. ► NOUN ▪ an occurrence of swooning. ORIGIN Old English, «overcome» …   English terms dictionary

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