glom onto (someone or something)

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glom onto (someone or something)

1. To cling to someone or something. I was horrified to see that several leeches had glommed onto me. My four-year-old always gloms onto my arm whenever we go into a new place together.
2. To remain persistently or desperately in someone else's company. My annoying little brother always gloms onto me and my friends whenever we're hanging out together. I wasn't close with them in high school, but they were the only people I knew in the university, so I decided to glom onto their group until I made some new friends of my own.
3. To focus one's interest or attention on someone or something. Mainstream news outlets have glommed onto the story of the young child raised by wolves.
4. To come to realize or understand something. It took me a while to glom onto what they were all talking about. The CEO finally glommed onto the fact that Margaret had been stealing from the company.
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The two most likely groups that your children will glom onto are their peers and our popular culture.
In Real World Evidence (RWE), continuous monitoring is a helpful practice, but reports of values of AEs that are no different from the clinical findings are not helpful for the media to glom onto, nor the public to crow about.
Older educational scholarship and current policy seem to glom onto this definition.
This has become a steady paycheck for the smaller environmental groups to glom onto. It's almost an industry in itself in which they sue the federal government and get paid for it.
For the co-promoters, they can glom onto one of the biggest movie franchises of all time, possibly moving the needle a little on sales.
He went with the establishment candidate in the 2012 Senate race and missed his chance to glom onto the stardom of maverick U.S.
Next, the sample has to cool to 54[degrees]C 1129.2[degrees]F] for the annealing phase, in which the primers glom onto the single strand of DNA that they are set to detect.
He thinks deposits of fibrotic, scarlike tissue will glom onto the capsules, starving the cells inside of oxygen and blocking their ability to sense sugar and release insulin.
District Court of the Southern District of New York on November 24, alleging that Samsung intentionally used the name Milk to glom onto the existing cachet of Milk Studios, which has been in the multimedia business for more than 15 years.
The dye is known to glom onto proteins that contort into fiber-forming shapes called amyloids.
This is what drives me crazy about America, people glom onto something that squares with their worldview, and they trumpet it to high heaven, even though this writer's got no basis in reality, and the whole missive leaves the consumer and business realities out of the equation.
Glycation is what happens when sticky sugar molecules glom onto structures where they don't belong, essentially gumming up the works.
LG is just the latest entity to glom onto the UO enrollment boom.
The stimulus was a terrible thing, and Ryan had no intention of trying to glom onto a chunk of it.
In seeking that kind of cosmopolitanism, the Jews really had no choice but to glom onto someone else's artistic history.