borking

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Etymology[edit]

bork +‎ -ing.

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borking (plural borkings)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, US, politics, often derogatory) The act of defeating a person's appointment or election, judicial nomination, etc., through a concerted attack on the person's character, background, and philosophy.
    • 2006 October 30, Jeffrey Lord, “Borking Rush”, in American Spectator[1], archived from the original on 17 October 2017:
      Above all it discusses the best tactics to defeat a borking. Having been in the [Ronald] Reagan White House when Robert Bork was borked, I knew something about the subject, which was a huge help when the same borking guns were turned on my friend Judge [D. Brooks] Smith years later.

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borking

  1. present participle of bork.

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