- 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
Related Words for glommingincarcerate, capture, seize, apprehend, detain, jail, imprison, catch, snag, arrest, take, pick, grab, snare, trap, grip, snatch, clench, grasp, fasten
- (tr foll by on to) to attach oneself to or associate oneself with
- US to acquire, esp without paying
Word Origin 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.