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  • v  take by theft
  • v  seize upon or latch onto something
    The Republicans glommed onto Whitewater

  • When regulators dismembered Ma Bell in 1984, they didn't predict that its seven pieces would glom back into three by 2006.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    Aug. 30, 2013 - Reno Gazette-Journal

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