|Origin:||Probably from Scottish English glaum 'to seize' (18-19 centuries), from Scottish Gaelic glam|
glom past tense and past participle glommed, present participle glomming
glom onto somethingphrasal verb
to become attached to someone or something so strongly that it is difficult to break the attachment:
The antibodies glom onto the virus and destroy it.
to be very attracted to an idea, opinion, style etc:
College students have glommed onto the new African styles.