bork

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bork

(bɔːk)
vb (tr)
1. to incorrectly configure a device, esp a computer
2. to cause damage to
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) jocular US to disrespect or vilify, esp in order to obstruct a person's appointment to public office

bork

(bɔrk)
v.t.
to attack (a candidate or public figure) systematically, esp. in the media.
[1988, Amer.; 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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In back room parlance, the marching orders to staffers on the Democratic side were, more often than not, "Bork the candidate"; if successful, they gloated among themselves that the nominee "had been Borked.