glom on (to someone or something)(redirected from glommed on to one)
glom on (to someone or something)
1. To stick, hold, or cling on (to someone or something). I was horrified to see that several leeches had glommed on when I got out of the lake. My four-year-old always gloms on to 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 on whenever I am hanging out with my friends. 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 on to their group until I made some new friends.
3. To focus one's interest or attention on (to someone or something). Mainstream news outlets have glommed on to the story of the young child raised by wolves.
4. To come to realize or understand something. It took me a while to glom on, but eventually I figured out what they were talking about. The CEO finally glommed on to the fact that Margaret had been stealing from the company.
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