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glom

[ glom ]
/ glɒm /
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verb (used with object), glommed, glom·ming.
to steal.
to catch or grab.
to look at.
noun
a look or glimpse.
Verb Phrases
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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How to use glom in a sentence

  • 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
  • "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
  • That one to ‘glom’ all the land between Willow Creek and the mountain.

    The Fighting Shepherdess |Caroline Lockhart

British Dictionary definitions for glom

glom
/ (ɡlɒm) /

verb slang
(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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