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English definition of “glom onto sth/sb”

glom onto sth/sb

US informal phrasal verb with glom     /ɡlɒm/ US  /ɡlɑːm/ verb
to become very interested in something such as a new idea or fashion or in someone: Retailers are glomming onto a new fashion among teens for outsize clothes. This guy glommed onto me at Tasha's party and wouldn't take no for an answer.Getting involved for one's own benefit or against others' willTaking part and getting involved to get or take something that you want: He's glommed onto a couple of my comics and I can't get them back off him.Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things
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