glom

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From Scottish English glaum(to grab or snatch at).

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glom ‎(third-person singular simple present gloms, present participle glomming, simple past and past participle glommed)

  1. (transitive, informal) To steal, to grab.
  2. (intransitive) To stare.
  3. (intransitive, informal) To attach.
    • 2000, Jodi Picoult, Plain Truth, page 17,
      “The oil pan cracked, the engine seized, and the internal parts glommed together.”
    • 2014 May 28, Sarah Terez Rosenblum, “After 15 Years Of Lesbianism, I'm Dating Men And I Have No Idea What I'm Doing”, in XOJane[1], retrieved 2014-05-30:
      Bisexuals, she said, glommed onto lesbians because they feared their fathers, or had been devastated by ex-boyfriends.
    • 2015, Janet Rae-Dupree, Pat DuPree, Anatomy and Physiology Workbook For Dummies, 2nd Edition, page 217,
      In short, blood comes through the artery (arteriole) and material gloms onto the nephron before twisting through the near (proximal) tubes, looping the loop, twisting through the distant (distal) tubes, and collecting itself at the other end.

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glom

  1. singular past indicative of glimmen