glom glom

Definition(s):

  1. (v) take by theft
  2. (v) seize upon or latch onto something

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Iron plays a very important part in the reactions in our cells that produce damaging free radicals, which glom onto cell membranes and DNA, and may translate into aging the cell.
  2. When regulators dismembered Ma Bell in 1984, they didn't predict that its seven pieces would glom back into three by 2006.
  3. More like strained, this tedious, stiffly acted remake tried to glom onto the zeitgeist with a trendy environmental conspiracy plot, but it simply blew greenhouse gas.

News

  • Alternative to Burning Man?

    Reading that the profits for 60,000 Burning Man attendees would be in the area of $24 million, it is no surprise that the Bureau of Land Management and Pershing County Sheriff's Office would want to glom onto some of that money in the governmental control policies.
    on August 30, 2013     Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

Quotes

  1. "You have people from the suburbs who get there early and glom onto all the seats," Schulter said.
    on Nov 4, 2009 By: Eugene Schulter Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. "A lot of their facts are gleaned from the headlines. The timing was such that they were able to glom onto this (investigation)," Harshbarger said.
    on Apr 2, 2009 By: Scott Harshbarger Source: Boston Herald

  3. "When a man reaches the legal drinking age, that's the style they glom onto and they stick to it," says Constantine. "I have three kids. My fourth is my husband."
    on Sep 15, 2007 By: Susannah Constantine Source: Toronto Star

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