glom onto sth/sb Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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glom onto sth/sb

US informal
phrasal verb with glom uk   /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 ​outsizeclothes. This ​guy glommed onto me at Tasha's ​party and wouldn't take no for an ​answer. to get or take something that you ​want: He glommed onto a ​couple of my ​comics and I can't get them back from him.
(Definition of glom onto sth/sb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “glom onto sth/sb”
in Chinese (Simplified) 对…产生强烈兴趣, 对…着迷, 偷…
in Chinese (Traditional) 對…產生強烈興趣, 對…著迷, 偷…
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