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    to glom - sich anhängen, anklammern

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    to glom - sich anhängen, anklammern

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    Wurde am 29.9. gesucht, in Leo nicht vorhanden. Aber mehrere andere Wörterbücher haben es...
    Verfasser waltherwithh (554696) 29 Sep. 09, 15:58
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    Main Entry: glom
    Pronunciation: \ˈgläm\
    Function: transitive verb
    Inflected Form(s): glommed; glom·ming
    Etymology: alteration of English dial. glaum to grab
    Date: 1907
    1 : take, steal
    2 : seize, catch
    — glom on to : to grab hold of : appropriate to oneself

    glom /lm; NAmE lm/ verb (-mm-) [vn] (NAmE, informal) to steal
    glom onto sth
    1 to develop a strong interest in sth: Kids soon glom onto the latest trend.
    2 to become attached or stuck to sth

    glom (glm) KEY Slang
    glommed , glom·ming , gloms
    To steal.
    To seize; grab.
    To look or stare at.
    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).

    glom (gläm)
    transitive verb glommed, glomming glom′·ming
    to seize; grab
    to steal
    to look over; view; see
    glom onto
    to take and hold; obtain

    glom  /glɒm/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [glom] Show IPA verb, glommed, glom⋅ming, noun Slang.
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    –verb (used with object)
    1. to steal.
    2. to catch or grab.
    3. to look at.
    –noun 4. a look or glimpse.
    —Verb phrase5. glom onto, to take hold or possession of: He wanted to glom onto some of that money.
    Nach den obigen Wörterbucheinträgen geht "to glom" eher in die Richtung "stehlen". "sich anhängen, anklammern" wird mit "to glom onto" angegeben. Wobei natürlich noch die Deutschen Beweise fehlen.
    #1VerfasserSanka30 Sep. 09, 08:10
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    - The word glom is of Scottish origin. It comes from the Scots word glaum 'to snatch at', from Scottish Gaelic glàm 'to grab; clutch'.
    Never heard of it myself, but that doesn't prove anything.
    #2Verfassermykl (442296) 30 Sep. 09, 08:25



    sich anhängen, anklammern

    As a native American English speaker, I just ran across this while working on some translation and vocabulary homework and thought I would add:

    As far as usage goes in America, to glom onto something has a slightly negative, clumsy, or childish tone to it. I rarely hear or read it outside of the American South or Mid-West. Usually when I read or hear it, it is slightly derisive. It has an air of clumsy rapaciousness to it. Maybe "clumsily desperate interest without much thought behind it"

    -You would use it for someone who is being a little too forward, too fast socially: "He really glommed onto me at the bar last night."
    -Or a child who picked up an odd hobby out of the blue: "Billy really glommed onto basketweaving even though we are all car mechanics!"
    -Or you could use it for some kind of mass social movement that is kind of silly: "Americans in the 1950s glommed onto the hula hoop and didn't let go for 5 years."

    All of which point to what is already written here, but I just thought I would put in some usage context. American English doesn't just use it plainly. There is a veiled meaning in it that means more than just "steal" or "attach to something"

    Here are some links to examples in American media:
    Third line: http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2009/10/01/2...


    Another: https://books.google.com/books?id=4wMulxXiPcE...

    3rd paragraph, second sentence: http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/04...

    #3VerfasserTchad (1084820) 06 Jan. 16, 17:07
    I recommend caution with glom. I've heard it only as glom onto something (not a person) and not used intransitively, and only in certain contexts, including some but not all of the examples given in #3 and with certain connotations. Not in general AE use, I would say. Don't believe much of what you can find in M-W.
    #4VerfasserJurist (US) (804041) 06 Jan. 16, 18:16
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