Etymology
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glom (v.)

1907, glahm "grab, snatch, steal," American English underworld slang, from Scottish glaum (1715), apparently from Gaelic glam "to handle awkwardly, grab voraciously, devour." Sense of "look at, watch" (1945) apparently is derived from the same source. Related: Glommed; glomming.

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Definitions of glom

glom (v.)
take by theft;
Synonyms: hook / snitch / thieve / cop / knock off
glom (v.)
seize upon or latch onto something;
The Republicans glommed onto Whitewater
From wordnet.princeton.edu