Bork, v., trans., "To defame or vilify (a person) systematically, esp. in the mass media, usually with the aim of preventing his or her appointment to public office; to obstruct or thwart (a person) in this way."
--Oxford English Dictionary in an entry dated March 1992.
"We're going to bork him. We're going to kill him politically. ... This little creep, where did he come from?"
--Florynce Kennedy, addressing a conference of the National Organization for Women in July 1991 on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court of the United States.
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