bork

[ bawrk ]
/ bɔrk /

verb (used with object)

to attack (a candidate or public figure) systematically, especially in the media.

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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
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Example sentences from the Web for borking

  • It's also worth remembering that "Borking" didn't really start with Bork.

    Robert Bork|Michael Tomasky|December 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
  • You can look all these people up if you wish, but the point is that there was Borking before Bork.

    Robert Bork|Michael Tomasky|December 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST