glom
transitive verb (glommed; glomming) Etymology: alteration of English dialect glaum to grab Date: 1907 1. take, steal 2. seize, catch

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  • 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 — s. m. (med.) formaţie corpusculară mică, în general de natură nervoasă sau ganglionară. (< fr. glome, lat. glomus) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • glom — 1907, glahm grab, snatch, steal, Amer.Eng. underworld slang, from Scot. glaum (1715), apparently from Gael. glam to handle awkwardly, grab voraciously, devour. Sense of look at, watch (1945) apparently is derived from the same source. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • glom — s. m. Árvore de São Tomé, de propriedades gástricas …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • glom — ag·glom·er·ant; ag·glom·er·at·ic; ag·glom·er·a·tion; ag·glom·er·a·tive; ag·glom·er·a·tor; con·glom·er·at·ic; con·glom·er·a·tion; fan·glom·er·ate; glom; glom·er·el·la; glom·er·ule; con·glom·e·ra·teur; con·glom·er·a·tor; ag·glom·er·ate;… …   English syllables

  • 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 — 1) Of a thick and conglomerated nature, usually pertaining to food or something else that makes a thwocking noise when you stir it. A sticky glob or wad. As a verb, to grab onto something. A glom of peanut butter fell on the floor. This can of… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • glom — 1) Of a thick and conglomerated nature, usually pertaining to food or something else that makes a thwocking noise when you stir it. A sticky glob or wad. As a verb, to grab onto something. A glom of peanut butter fell on the floor. This can of… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • 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

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