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glom (someone or something)

1. To steal something. That guy looks suspicious—I bet he's gonna try to glom something from the store.
2. To look at someone or something. We all glommed the rock star as he made his way through the crowd.
3. To arrest someone. After trying to glom these guys for months, we were finally able to bring them into the station tonight.
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glom onto (someone or something)

To cling to someone or something. I made a few friends at orientation and glommed onto them until classes started and I met more people.
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glommed

slang Arrested. Dude, I hear sirens—we're gonna get glommed if we stay here any longer!
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glom

(glɑm)
1. tv. to steal something. (Underworld.) He gloms just about everything he needs.
2. tv. to take a look at someone or something. (Underworld.) Come over here and glom the view of the bank from this window.
3. tv. to arrest someone. The copper glommed Fred on Tuesday.

glommed

(glɑmd)
mod. arrested. (Underworld.) Wilmer got glommed on a speeding charge. I didn’t even know he could drive.
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Caption: Figure 4: Analysis of the size of Iba1+ cell somata in the GLOM, GCL, and OT of the OB in respective neurodegenerative diseases.
Worse yet is the likelihood that Americans will glom onto the Australian model just like it fell, however fleetingly, for Olivia Newton-John, the Bee Gees, and Paul Hogan.
People always glom right on to its abject nature, or blah blah blah blah blah.
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The bigger the graphene sheet, the stickier it is, making it more likely to attract and glom onto other graphene sheets.
Rolanda Watts, a slightly unctuous but well-styled, up-and-coming Oprah knock-off, tries to glom onto that trend by remarking that she used to be really fat.
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The researchers speculate that the dash of water makes the soil particles glom together in a manner that makes for easy digging.
However, by adding a little bentonite with the salt to water containing these different clays, most of the particles glom together and settle out, creating water clear enough for SODIS treatment.
Buckingham has been no stranger to the difficulties of stoking that machine, having drawn label ire with Mac's experimental "Rumors" follow-up, "Tusk," and he's upfront about his struggles to drum up the proper exec enthusiasm for "Seeds." ("Even Rob Cavallo tried to glom it off on some other label," he says, speaking of the WBR chairman.) Hence, he plans to release this one independently.
The binder is made with many positively charged branched ends that glom on to the negatively charged surfaces of the clay.
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While 90 minutes of "Dancing" should funnel scads of female viewers in the show's direction, those who dare linger will find little to glom onto among these characters.