Definition of glom in English:

glom

Syllabification: glom
Pronunciation: /ɡläm
 
/

verb (gloms, glomming, glommed)

[with object] North American informal
1Steal: I thought he was about to glom my wallet
More example sentences
  • 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.
1.1 [no object] (glom onto) Become stuck or attached to.
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

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

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