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glom

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verb \ˈgläm\

Simple Definition of glom

  • : to take or get (something)

Full Definition of glom

glommedglom·ming

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  take, steal

  3. 2 :  seize, catch

glom on to
  1. :  to grab hold of :  appropriate to oneself <glommed on to her ideas>

Examples of glom

  1. <the manager glommed the shoplifter just as she was about to bolt out of the store>



Origin of glom

alteration of English dialect glaum to grab


First Known Use: 1907

Rhymes with glom



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