swoon


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swoon

 (swo͞on)
intr.v. swooned, swoon·ing, swoons
1. To faint.
2. To be overwhelmed by ecstatic joy.
n.
1. A fainting spell; syncope.
2. A state of ecstasy or rapture.

[Middle English swounen, probably from iswowen, in a swoon, from Old English geswōgen, past participle of *swōgan, to suffocate.]

swoon

(swuːn)
vb (intr)
1. (Pathology) a literary word for faint
2. to become ecstatic
n
(Pathology) an instance of fainting
Also (archaic or dialect): swound
[Old English geswōgen insensible, past participle of swōgan (unattested except in compounds) to suffocate]
ˈswooning adj
ˈswooningly adv

swoon

(swun)

v.i.
1. to faint; lose consciousness.
2. to enter a state of hysterical rapture or ecstasy.
n.
3. a faint or fainting fit; syncope.
[1250–1300; Middle English swo(w)nen]

swoon


Past participle: swooned
Gerund: swooning

Imperative
swoon
swoon
Present
I swoon
you swoon
he/she/it swoons
we swoon
you swoon
they swoon
Preterite
I swooned
you swooned
he/she/it swooned
we swooned
you swooned
they swooned
Present Continuous
I am swooning
you are swooning
he/she/it is swooning
we are swooning
you are swooning
they are swooning
Present Perfect
I have swooned
you have swooned
he/she/it has swooned
we have swooned
you have swooned
they have swooned
Past Continuous
I was swooning
you were swooning
he/she/it was swooning
we were swooning
you were swooning
they were swooning
Past Perfect
I had swooned
you had swooned
he/she/it had swooned
we had swooned
you had swooned
they had swooned
Future
I will swoon
you will swoon
he/she/it will swoon
we will swoon
you will swoon
they will swoon
Future Perfect
I will have swooned
you will have swooned
he/she/it will have swooned
we will have swooned
you will have swooned
they will have swooned
Future Continuous
I will be swooning
you will be swooning
he/she/it will be swooning
we will be swooning
you will be swooning
they will be swooning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been swooning
you have been swooning
he/she/it has been swooning
we have been swooning
you have been swooning
they have been swooning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been swooning
you will have been swooning
he/she/it will have been swooning
we will have been swooning
you will have been swooning
they will have been swooning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been swooning
you had been swooning
he/she/it had been swooning
we had been swooning
you had been swooning
they had been swooning
Conditional
I would swoon
you would swoon
he/she/it would swoon
we would swoon
you would swoon
they would swoon
Past Conditional
I would have swooned
you would have swooned
he/she/it would have swooned
we would have swooned
you would have swooned
they would have swooned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swoon - a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brainswoon - a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood to the brain
loss of consciousness - the occurrence of a loss of the ability to perceive and respond
Verb1.swoon - pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain
zonk out, pass out, black out - lose consciousness due to a sudden trauma, for example

swoon

verb
To suffer temporary lack of consciousness:
noun
A temporary loss of consciousness:
Pathology: syncope.
Translations
إغْماءيُغْمى عَلَيْهِ
mdlobaomdlít
besvimebesvimelsesanfald
falla í yfirliîyfirliî
ģībiensģībšanaģībt

swoon

[swuːn]
A. Ndesmayo m, desvanecimiento m
to fall in a swoondesmayarse, desvanecerse

swoon

[ˈswuːn]
vise pâmer
npâmoison f
in a swoon → en pâmoison

swoon

n (old)Ohnmacht f; to fall into a swoonin Ohnmacht fallen or sinken (geh); to be in a swoonohnmächtig sein
vi (old: = faint) → in Ohnmacht fallen, ohnmächtig werden; (fig: over pop star etc) → beinahe ohnmächtig werden (over sb/sth wegen jdm/einer Sache); to swoon over somebody/somethingvom jdm/etw schwärmen

swoon

[swuːn] (old)
1. nsvenimento
2. visvenire
to swoon over sb (fig) → morire dietro a qn

swoon

(swuːn) verb
(an old word for) to faint.
noun
a fainting fit.

swoon

n. desmayo, síncope;
vi. desfallecer; desmayarse, desvanecerse.
References in classic literature ?
She had borne that morning all that nature could endure; and as her temperament was not of the order that escapes from too intense suffering by a swoon, her spirit could only shelter itself beneath a stony crust of insensibility, while the faculties of animal life remained entire.
He laid down his paper, and went into the kitchen, and started, quite amazed at the sight that presented itself:--A young and slender woman, with garments torn and frozen, with one shoe gone, and the stocking torn away from the cut and bleeding foot, was laid back in a deadly swoon upon two chairs.
And the noble Arthur fell in a swoon to the earth, and there he swooned oft-times
All the smile vanished away, every cheek blanched, Catharina sunk to the ground in a swoon.
Howard sprang for him as he sank forward in a swoon, and took him in his arms, and bedded him on his back in the boat.
She turned towards Lucy in silent amazement, unable to divine the reason or object of such a declaration; and though her complexion varied, she stood firm in incredulity, and felt in no danger of an hysterical fit, or a swoon.
I trembled at the first effects of this intelligence: he half rose up, looked eagerly round the apartment, and then sank back in a swoon.
The task of recalling him from the vagrancy into which he always sank when he had spoken, was like recalling some very weak person from a swoon, or endeavouring, in the hope of some disclosure, to stay the spirit of a fast-dying man.
At this the spirit raised a frightful cry, and shook its chain with such a dismal and appalling noise, that Scrooge held on tight to his chair, to save himself from falling in a swoon.
On one occasion, when an execution had just been put in, coming home through some chance as early as six o'clock, I saw her lying (of course with a twin) under the grate in a swoon, with her hair all torn about her face; but I never knew her more cheerful than she was, that very same night, over a veal cutlet before the kitchen fire, telling me stories about her papa and mama, and the company they used to keep.
But this had been already accomplished by the marshals of the field, who, guessing the cause of Ivanhoe's swoon, had hastened to undo his armour, and found that the head of a lance had penetrated his breastplate, and inflicted a wound in his side.
I was struck with the utmost grief and despair at my master's discourse; and being unable to support the agonies I was under, I fell into a swoon at his feet.