Glom Definition

glommed, glomming, gloms
To seize; grab.
Webster's New World
To become attached to something; stick.
American Heritage
To focus the attention on or become interested in someone or something.
The media glommed on to the heartbreaking story.
American Heritage
To understand or realize.
Finally glommed on to the fact that he had been joking.
American Heritage
To steal.
Webster's New World
glom onto
  • to take and hold; obtain
Webster's New World

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Glom

  • glom onto

Origin of Glom

  • Probably from Scots glam to snatch at

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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