Swoon v. i. [imp. & p. p. Swooned p. pr. & vb. n. Swooning.] To sink into a fainting fit, in which there is an apparent suspension of the vital functions and mental powers; to faint; -- often with away.
The sucklings swoon in the streets of the city. --Lam. ii. 11.
The most in years . . . swooned first away for pain. --Dryden.
He seemed ready to swoon away in the surprise of joy. --Tatler.
Swoon, n. A fainting fit; syncope.
n : a spontaneous loss of consciousness caused by insufficient
blood to the brain [syn: faint, syncope, deliquium]
v : pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due
to a loss of blood supply to the brain [syn: faint, conk,