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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Violating its own published rules of engagement, it has even developed a taste for borking.
Nonetheless, the borking of Lani Guinier began with an April 30 op-ed by conservative legal activist Clint Bolick, who is practically an adjunct Journal staffer.
Clinton's Quota Queens," which ran the day after Clinton nominated Guinier as assistant attorney general for civil rights, is a masterpiece of borking.