\ˈbȯrk \
variants: or bork
Borked or borked; Borking or borking; Borks or borks

Definition of Bork 

US politics, slang

: to attack or defeat (a nominee or candidate for public office) unfairly through an organized campaign of harsh public criticism or vilification In 1987, conservative judge Robert Bork endured such virulent criticism … that to this day, a nominee sidelined by activists is said to have been “borked.”— Claire Suddath, Time, 18 May 2009 Thus, with Bush determined to name an anti-abortion conservative, any nominee may end up Borked.— Rowland Evans and Robert Novak, Washington Post, 1 July 1991

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Other Words from Bork

Borking or borking noun
So I shed no tears for Ashcroft, an unsavory figure who made Borking a central part of his Senate career. — Andrew Sullivan, New Republic, 29 Jan. 2001

First Known Use of Bork

1987, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bork

after Robert Bork †2012 U.S. jurist whose nomination to the Supreme Court was rejected in 1987

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