glom onto

glom onto
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "glom onto":
present tense I/you/we/they glom onto he/she/it gloms onto present participle glomming onto past tense glommed onto past participle glommed onto American informal
1) glom onto something to become very interested in something
2) glom onto something to become firmly attached to something

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  • glom onto — verb a) To attach oneself to. b) To appropriate. See Also: glom on …   Wiktionary

  • glom — [glɔm US gla:m] v past tense and past participle glommed present participle glomming glom onto [glom onto sth] phr v [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Probably from Scottish English glaum to seize (18 19 centuries), from Scottish Gaelic glam] 1.) to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • glom — /glom/, v., glommed, glomming, n. Slang. v.t. 1. to steal. 2. to catch or grab. 3. to look at. v.i. 4. glom onto, to take hold or possession of: He wanted to glom onto some of that money. n. 5. a look or glimpse. [1895 1900, Amer.; cf. Scots… …   Universalium

  • glom — [gläm] Slang vt. glommed, glomming [earlier glaum < Scot dial., prob. < Gael glaim, to snatch] 1. to seize; grab 2. to steal 3. to look over; view; see glom onto to take and hold; obtain …   English World dictionary

  • glom on to — phrasal 1. slang : to grab hold of : take possession of : appropriate to oneself she glommed on to every cent I d saved John McPartland 2. slang : to catch on to : understand …   Useful english dictionary

  • glom — UK [ɡlɒm] / US [ɡlɑm] verb [transitive] Word forms glom : present tense I/you/we/they glom he/she/it gloms present participle glomming past tense glommed past participle glommed American informal to steal something Phrasal verbs: glom onto …   English dictionary

  • glom — verb (I, T) AmE informal to take something, especially an idea, opinion etc, and make it your own (+ onto): Watch how the kids glom onto this new style …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • glom — [[t]glɒm[/t]] v. glommed, glom•ming, n. Slang. 1) cvb sts to steal 2) cvb sts to catch or grab 3) sts to look at 4) phv glom onto, to grab; get hold of 5) sts a glimpse • Etymology: 1895–1900; cf. Scots glaum, glam to snatch at …   From formal English to slang

  • glom on — verb a) To attach oneself to something. b) To comprehend something. Syn: cotton on See Also: glom onto …   Wiktionary

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