[ bawrk ]
/ bɔrk /
verb (used with object)
to attack (a candidate or public figure) systematically, especially in the media.
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“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Origin of bork
1988, Americanism; after Judge Robert H. Bork, whose appointment to the Supreme Court was blocked in 1987 after an extensive media campaign by his opponents
Words nearby bork
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Example sentences from the Web for borking
It's also worth remembering that "Borking" didn't really start with Bork.
You can look all these people up if you wish, but the point is that there was Borking before Bork.