1. To grab, as in stealing. "Glom them hoops (rings) as soon as we crash this gullion-joint (jewelry store)." 2. To arrest. "Chet was glommed dead bang (red-handed) for a knock-off (murder)." 3. To seize. "Glom that creep (low fellow) and make him get it up (pay his obligation)." 4. To get a look at; to see. "Did you glom the size of the mahoska (revolver) that dick (detective) had? What a smoke-wagon (shooting iron)!"

- american underworld dictionary - 1950