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glom

noun
  1. A hand, regarded as a grabbing tool
  2. : Have a glom at that leg, won't you?
verb
  1. To grasp; seize: a contingency plan of creating wider seats for their popcorn-glomming customers
  2. glom on to
  3. To steal: ''Where'd you glahm 'em?'' I asked/ under the pretext of glomming a diamond from the strongbox
  4. To be arrested
  5. To look at; seize with the eyes; gander, glim: or walk around the corner to glom old smack heads, woozy winos and degenerates/ two new collections for the fashionable to glom

[1907+ Underworld & hoboes; fr British dialect glaum, glam, ''hand,'' ultimately fr Old English clamm, ''bond, grasp,'' related to clamp]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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