Definition of “glom onto sth/sb” - English Dictionary

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“glom onto sth/sb” in British English

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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 outsize clothes.
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)