Definition of glom in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɡlɒm/

verb (gloms, glomming, glommed)

North American informal
1 [with object] Steal: I thought he was about to glom my wallet
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  • You just glom everything you can from magazines and books, pin them up, and then you kind of have an idea of what you like and then what to look for.
  • By October, even those who had glommed his money decided that the exemption looked bad, and they withdrew the language from the controversial energy bill.
  • This is an interesting category because only the screenwriter is nominated, not the person who wrote the original material that the screenwriter is glomming off of.
2 [no object] (glom on to) Become stuck or attached to: the ice gloms on to bridge pilings figurative kids always glom on to the friends their parents don’t like
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  • So it probably succeeds in providing the kids with enough variety that they'll glom on to at least one of the tales.
  • Was that a surprise to you how people perceived it, what they glommed on to or what they didn't?
  • Yet many of those 30 million paid subscribers are kids who have glommed on to texting with a remarkable resilience.


Early 20th century: variant of Scots glaum, of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with glom

aplomb, bomb, bombe, CD-ROM, dom, from, mom, pom, prom, Rom, shalom, Somme, therefrom, Thom, tom, wherefrom

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