rig


rig
rig1 [rıg] v past tense and past participle rigged present participle rigging [T]
[Sense: 1-2; Date: 1700-1800; Origin: rig 'trick' (18-19 centuries).]
[Sense: 3; Date: 1400-1500; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language]
1.) to dishonestly arrange the result of an election or competition before it happens
= ↑fix
Some international observers have claimed the election was rigged.
2.) if people rig prices or rig financial markets, they unfairly agree with each other the prices that will be charged
= ↑fix
→↑cartel
Two of the largest oil companies have been accused of rigging prices.
Some investors feel that the market is rigged.
3.) [usually passive]
to put ropes, sails etc on a ship
The ship was fully rigged and ready to sail.
rig out [rig sb<=>out] phr v
to dress someone in special or unusual clothes
young children who are rigged out in designer clothes
rig up [rig sth<=>up] phr v
to make a piece of equipment, furniture etc quickly from objects that you find around you
We rigged up a simple shower at the back of the cabin.
rig 2
rig2 n
1.) a large structure that is used for getting oil from the ground under the sea
2.) AmE informal a large truck
We drove the rig down to Baltimore.
3.) the way in which a ship's sails are arranged

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

Synonyms:
(particularly in a fanciful manner), , , , (odd or fanciful) / , , ,


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