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glom on to

Definition of glom on to

  1. 1 :  to take (something) for one's own use <He glommed on to other people's ideas as if they were his own.>

  2. 2 :  to become strongly attached to or associated with (someone or something) <The coating gloms on to the plastic during heating.> <He glommed onto me at the party, and I was stuck talking to him all night.>

  3. 3 :  to become aware of (something) <Other businesses have not yet glommed on to the potential of this new technology.>



Variants of glom on to

or glom onto

Word by Word Definitions

glomplay
  1. :  take, steal

    :  seize, catch


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