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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: swown 'to swoon' (13-19 centuries), from Old English geswogen 'made sick or unconscious'

swoon

verb
     
swoon [intransitive]
1 to be extremely excited and unable to control yourself because you admire someone so much
swoon over
crowds of teenage girls swooning over popstars
2 old-fashioned to fall to the ground because you have been affected by an emotion or shock [= faint]
swoon noun [singular]

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