verb \ˈgläm\

: to take or get (something)


Full Definition of GLOM

transitive verb
:  take, steal
:  seize, catch
glom on to
:  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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