Meaning of GLOM ONTO (SOMETHING) in English

glom onto something phrasal verb American English informal ( see also ↑ glom )

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.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.