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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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glommed

slang Arrested. Dude, I hear sirens—we're gonna get glommed if we stay here any longer!
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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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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.
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.
Although OEMs and traditional suppliers have glommed onto the SEMA phenomenon, for many of these organizations it is nothing more than a superficial exercise, not one deeply integrated into the way they develop and produce products.
When placed together in a solution, the corresponding DNA strands glommed onto each other, resulting in a dumbbell-shape particle that could find and tag cancer ceils.
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.
It's not something I glommed on to because my numbers never got out of the single digits.
It's funny to me that little girls have glommed on to the show so much.
When the media glommed onto that fact, Piper was off on a whirlwind that included an appearance on Good Morning America and nationwide newspaper coverage.
Now that Clinton has glommed onto the national conversation, it won't just dissipate through the airwaves over time.
Thus far, it's been as an after-market process - no major manufacturer has glommed onto it, yet.
Using this lattice light-sheet microscope, the scientists were able to watch as a cancer cell navigated through a sticky thicket of protein and as an immune cell (shown in orange) stretched out and glommed on to another cell (blue-green).
Many critics glommed onto new shows with "Comedy's back" abandon, enthusing over half-hours like "Enlisted," "The Crazy Ones," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "About a Boy.