glom /ɡlɒm $ ɡlɑːm/ BrE AmE verb ( past tense and past participle glommed , present participle glomming )
[ Date: 1800-1900 ; Origin: Probably from Scottish English glaum 'to seize' (18-19 centuries) , from Scottish Gaelic glam ]
glom onto something phrasal verb American English informal
1 . 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.
2 . to be very attracted to an idea, opinion, style etc:
College students have glommed onto the new African styles.