verb (used without object)
Origin of swoon
Examples from the Web for swoon
More than anything else, teenagers seemed to swoon over tenderness and vulnerability that the Beatles expressed in their songs.What Made the Beatles So Big? Diagnosing ‘Beatlemania’|John McMillian|October 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Long before he took the stage, the mere mention of his name sent this crowd into a swoon.Ted’s Excellent Adventure: How Cruz Rocked the Value Voters Summit|Michelle Cottle|October 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Like a verbal snake charmer, he could swoon them into missteps, even confessions.
Then Dylan McDermott turns around in an FBI vest and a Dirty Harry attitude, and you swoon.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows|Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Your silky bangs look gorgeous under the lights and your deep brown eyes make me swoon.Michelle Obama Stranded by Her Man as Barack Goes on a Golfing Weekend|Lauren Ashburn|February 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I judge that my swoon lasted four hours, and when I came to my senses I found myself in this horrible position.The Red True Story Book|Various
See, there she is; she has not recovered yet from her swoon.The Children of the New Forest|Captain Marryat
Just then Mr Jackson, prone and bound on the deck, showed signs of recovering from his swoon.The Grand Babylon Hotel|Arnold Bennett
Page 7, changed "Mrs," to "Mrs." and added missing comma after "lay in a swoon."Wizard Will|Prentiss Ingraham
When she recovered from the swoon into which she had fallen, daylight was shining through the windows.Venus in Boston;|George Thompson
Word Origin for swoon
c.1300, suowne, "state of unconsciousness," probably from Old English geswogen "in a faint," past participle of a lost verb *swogan, as in Old English aswogan "to choke," of uncertain origin. Cf. Low German swogen "to sigh."
c.1200, "to become unconscious," probably from a lost Old English verb *swogan (see swoon (n.)). Related: Swooned; swooning.