swoon

[swoon]
verb (used without object)
1.
to faint; lose consciousness.
2.
to enter a state of hysterical rapture or ecstasy: The teenagers swooned at the sight of the singing star.
noun
3.
a faint or fainting fit; syncope.

Origin:
1250–1300; (v.) Middle English swo(w)nen to faint, orig. as gerund swowening, swoghning act of swooning, ultimately continuing Old English -swōgan (in compounds) to rush, overrun, choke; (noun) Middle English, partly derivative of the v., partly extracted from in (a) swoune, on swoune, alteration of a swoune, aswoune in a swoon, as if equivalent to a a-1 + swoon (noun), but probably continuing Old English āswōgen, past participle of āswōgan to overcome (see a-3), or geswōgen (past participle) senseless, dead

swooningly, adverb
unswooning, adjective
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swoon (swuːn)
 
vb
1.  a literary word for faint
2.  to become ecstatic
 
n
3.  an instance of fainting
 
[Old English geswōgen insensible, past participle of swōgan (unattested except in compounds) to suffocate]
 
'swooning
 
adj
 
'swooningly
 
adv

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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."
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Example sentences
Small wonder, then, that the techies swooned over him.
The precipitous drop in coal prices last year as the world economy swooned has delayed some projects.
But not every music critic has swooned over his performances.
My twin sister thought it would be neat to take a picture of the nest, and the mama bird swooned in on her.
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