[ glom ]
/ glɒm /
verb (used with object), glommed, glom·ming.
to catch or grab.
to look at.
a look or glimpse.
glom onto, to take hold or possession of: He wanted to glom onto some of that money.
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Origin of glom
1895–1900, Americanism; compare Scots glaum, glam to snatch at, glammis jaws of a vise, apparently < Scots Gaelic glàm to grab, clutch, influenced by clam2
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British Dictionary definitions for glom
/ (ɡlɒm) /
(tr foll by on to) to attach oneself to or associate oneself with
US to acquire, esp without paying
Word Origin for glom
C20: from Scots glaum
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