- 1[intransitive] swoon (over somebody) to feel very excited, emotional, etc. about somebody that you think is sexually attractive, so that you almost become unconscious He's used to having women swooning over him. See related entries: Excitement
- 2[intransitive] (old-fashioned) to become unconscious synonym faint Word Origin Middle English: the verb from obsolete swown ‘fainting’, the noun from aswoon ‘in a faint’, both from Old English geswōgen ‘overcome’.
BrE BrE//swuːn//; NAmE NAmE//swuːn//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they swoon
BrE BrE//swuːn//; NAmE NAmE//swuːn//he / she / it swoons
BrE BrE//swuːnz//; NAmE NAmE//swuːnz//past simple swooned
BrE BrE//swuːnd//; NAmE NAmE//swuːnd//past participle swooned
BrE BrE//swuːnd//; NAmE NAmE//swuːnd//-ing form swooning
BrE BrE//ˈswuːnɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈswuːnɪŋ//Excitement