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glommed

(glɑmd)
mod. arrested. (Underworld.) Wilmer got glommed on a speeding charge. I didn’t even know he could drive.
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Desperate not to lose their raison d'etre--resistance to Israeli occupation-Hezbollah glommed on to the Shebaa Farms, a disputed, near-worthless tract of land along the border, occupied by a handful of Israeli troops, that even most Lebanese assumed was Syrian territory.
The former pizza chain CEO presumably knows as much about finance as my mother, yet in his quest for the Republican presidential nomination, he has glommed onto yet another simplistic variation of the flat tax idea, in which everyone, no matter how rich or poor, would pay the same percentage of his income.
These are nitrogen-fixers," he says, prodding the tiny nubs glommed on to the roots.
Naturally enough, the media glommed onto the salacious sexual nature of Menard's misconduct, and the usual suspects rushed to the general's defence.
In 2005, a stampede of buyers famously glommed up every unit at 1350 Main Street in a record-breaking 45 minutes, "That was the peak of Sarasota's real estate market; the entire building sold out with a first occupation of April 2007," says Michael Granston of Prudential Palms Realty.
The word apartheid has more power to hurt than its actual meaning, which is why Palestinians seem to have glommed on to it.
The Discovery Channel has glommed onto the ratings-grabbing nature of sharks and has discovered that educating people about sharks wasn't ratings-grabbing enough.
Not surprisingly to anyone with a pulse, the GOP glommed onto that fact as quickly as it could.
Stop getting glommed up in all the bureaucratic machinery, the fear and the institutional dysfunction.
Staack and his wife, Helga, both 75, glommed onto the concept on a recent trip to Berlin, when they picked up a pamphlet at Checkpoint Charlie.
It's the tendency we all have to be glommed on to a number that's presented to us," says John Allen Paulos, a Temple University math professor who designed a statistics course for the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Too often cities appear to have been glommed to the point of appearing almost accidental--and often withered in obsolescence as a result.
Subtitled Confessions of a Hero-Worshipper, it relates how Massingberd, further to blunt the pain of his insufficiently squirearchical circumstances, has since childhood glommed onto one idealized figure after another and woven for himself elaborate fantasy existences, "underpinned by painstaking research.
Now we had two spikes on the nose, so number three's element had glommed onto me.
This was something that entered my life that I just glommed onto--the theater was the most powerful of the worlds I was attracted to, which also included politics and baseball.