American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To steal.
- v. To seize; grab.
- v. To look or stare at.
- v. To seize upon or latch onto something: "The country has glommed onto the spectacle of a wizard showman turning the tables on his inquisitors” ( Mary McGrory).
- n. A glimpse; a look.
- v. seize upon or latch onto something
- v. take by theft
- Probably from Scots glam, to snatch at. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“We didn't "glom" on to them, they were right out in the open.”
“That one to 'glom' all the land between Willow Creek and the mountain.”
“And the burden of his refrain was that never since Noah came out of the ark, "the sole survivor," and all the world his oyster, as it were, had there been such a chance to "glom" everything in sight for a song.”
“Most of them wouldn’t know what you were talking about if you used the word glom – even those from back in the good ol’ noir days that never were.”
“Star that some racist groups may be trying to "glom" onto the movement, but said the movement itself is not racist.”
“With Gordon (directly and through his January 6 posting) and Christine (through her posting earlier today) egging me on, I am back at the 'glom' for a cameo run.”
“The West has lost it's confidence in assimilation, of self-sufficiency, so immigrants learn to celebrate their indigenous culture (which was so wonderful they had to leave it), to demand various rights, and glom onto racial and ethnic hucksters who make a living off the guilt of European suburbanites.”
“Off-radar: Sotheby's is offering 10 Picassos in its May 3 evening sale, and new collectors will likely glom onto his early "Blue Period" works from the early 1900s or his sinuous portraits from the 1930s.”
“We're used to the rather unpleasant idea that Gonorrhea, the sexually-transmitted disease, can glom onto us, causing painful urination, rash or fever.”
“We re used to the rather unpleasant idea that Gonorrhea, the sexually-transmitted disease, can glom onto us, causing painful urination, rash or fever.”
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This is an experiment in public lists--something I've been thinking about for some time. The goal is to create a collection of short, powerful, evocative words.
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Just some words I happen to enjoy. Some thread-worn, some not.
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I marvel at the amazing variety of four-letter words in the English language. And that's not even counting really common (to me) words like fuck.
Words that I come across, and go blank, or want to clarify.
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Anything related to Scottish culture, cuisine, language, history and so on. Does not include Gaelic words unless acceptable (roughly speaking!) in a wider sense.
Hecko, words! I’m so happy I’ve found you. I want to keep you all and never want to lose you again. I hope you like it here.
As to feature the creature "mog".
Looking for tweets for glom.