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glom

 (glŏm) Slang
v. glommed, glom·ming, gloms
v.intr.
1. To grab or hold onto something: The child glommed on to her mother's arm.
2. To become attached to something; stick: "The candies had glommed together in the heat" (Porter Shreve).
3.
a. To focus the attention on or become interested in someone or something: The media glommed on to the heartbreaking story.
b. To understand or realize: finally glommed on to the fact that he had been joking.
v.tr.
1. To cause to adhere; join together: "Hydrogen atoms ... were glommed together by the amazing gravitational forces inside that orb a million kilometers across" (David Campbell).
2. To get into one's hands or possession; grab or obtain: glommed the photo off the desk.
3. To steal: glommed the necklace from the safe.
4.
a. To look or stare at: glommed the woman who entered the bar.
b. To understand; realize: finally glommed what was going on.

[Probably from Scots glam, to snatch at.]

glom

(ɡlɒm)
vb, gloms, glomming or glommed
1. (foll by: on to) to attach oneself to or associate oneself with
2. US to acquire, esp without paying
[C20: from Scots glaum]

glom

(glɒm)

v. glommed, glom•ming,
n. Slang. v.t.
1. to steal.
2. to catch or grab.
3. to look at.
4. glom onto, to grab; get hold of.
n.
5. a glimpse.
[1895–1900; compare Scots glaum, glam to snatch at]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.glom - take by theft; "Someone snitched my wallet!"
steal - take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"
2.glom - seize upon or latch onto something; "The Republicans glommed onto Whitewater"
acquire, get - come into the possession of something concrete or abstract; "She got a lot of paintings from her uncle"; "They acquired a new pet"; "Get your results the next day"; "Get permission to take a few days off from work"
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