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Mar 8, 2012
This week's theme
Slang

This week's words
phat
goo-goo
props
glom
shambolic

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with Anu Garg

glom

PRONUNCIATION:
(glom)

MEANING:
verb tr.: 1. To steal. 2. To seize or grab. 3. To look at.
verb intr.: To latch onto something.
noun: A glimpse.

ETYMOLOGY:
Probably alteration of Scots glam/glaum (to snatch at). Earliest documented use: 1907.

USAGE:
"There will still be a mixture of homegrown material and features glommed from Wired's American edition."
Bobbie Johnson; The UK Gets reWired; The Guardian (London, UK); Mar 23, 2009.

"Aaron, two years old, was happily smearing his face with ketchup-soaked fries and glomming the fish in his little mouth."
Peter Kuitenbrouwer; Fish and Chips Biz is Just Ducky; National Post (Canada); Mar 15, 2010.

"Scads of lesser imitators have glommed onto Strait's pop savvy but not necessarily the musicianship that lies at the core of it."
Jason Bracelin; Strait Talk; Las Vegas Review-Journal; Feb 5, 2010.

See more usage examples of glom in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

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