- to steal.
- 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.
Origin of glom
Examples from the Web for glom
That one to ‘glom’ all the land between Willow Creek and the mountain.The Fighting Shepherdess
"Glom a shovel for me and get an ax and pick and I'll be right with you," Angus told him.The Land of Strong Men
Arthur M. Chisholm
I'll go as far as the next man and we'll glom that black coral if we have to slaughter every man, woman, and child on the island.Captain Scraggs
Peter B. Kyne
- (tr foll by on to) to attach oneself to or associate oneself with
- US to acquire, esp without paying
Word Origin and History for glom
1907, glahm "grab, snatch, steal," American English underworld slang, from Scottish glaum (1715), apparently from Gaelic glam "to handle awkwardly, grab voraciously, devour." Sense of "look at, watch" (1945) apparently is derived from the same source. Related: Glommed; glomming.