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Verb: glom (glommed,glomming)  glóm
Usage: N. Amer, informal
  1. Take by theft
    "Someone glommed my wallet!";
    - hook [informal], snitch [informal], thieve, cop [informal], knock off [informal], pilfer, cabbage [informal], purloin, pinch [Brit, informal], abstract, snarf [N. Amer, informal], swipe [informal], sneak [informal], filch [informal], nobble [Brit, informal], lift, whip [Brit, informal], snatch [informal], nick [Brit, informal], blag [Brit, informal]
     
  2. Seize upon or latch onto something
    "The Republicans glommed onto Whitewater"

Derived forms: gloms, glommed, glomming

Type of: acquire, get, rip [N. Amer, informal], rip off [informal], steal

Encyclopedia: Glom