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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 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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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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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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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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That's unlike some journalists I could name, who spend half their lives glomming free trips around the world, while simultaneously writing excoriating articles about minor politicians whom they self-righteously condemn for taking an occasional expenses-paid weekend at the Ritz.
"We have our coagulations, we have our phyloginations, we have our glomming," says Rebecca Jung, one of the two women and four men who comprise today's Pilobolus dancers.
Radio did a great job of glomming on to the increase, TV just OK.
But in binary systems, gravitational tugs from the two stars should speed up collisions so much that planet-forming bodies should smash one another apart instead of glomming together.
In nature, each snowflake begins as a bit of dust, a bacterium or a pollutant in the sky, around which water molecules start glomming together and freezing to form a tiny crystal of ice.
By then, scientists had proposed that plant microRNAs control protein production by glomming onto messenger RNAs, an essential intermediate in the creation of a protein.
Billed as a special event for all the media types, business men, team managers and any others glomming onto the scene (and there's a whole bunch of us), the First Annual Washed-Up Dudes Bowl Contest hosted a hearty turn-out considering it was at 10am on a Sunday morning.
After all, he's the whiz who came to Disney from Nike in 2000 and created Princesses by simply glomming together pre-existing properties--one of the biggest success stories in marketing history.