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rig

[ rig ]
/ rɪg /
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verb (used with object), rigged, rig·ging.

noun

Verb Phrases

rig down, Nautical. to place in an inactive state, stowing all lines, tackles, and other removable parts.
rig up, to equip or set up for use.

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dress, yield, fit, drape, deck, garment, clad, cover, array, raiment, dud, attire, apparel, robe, tog, clothe, appoint, arm, bear, build

Nearby words

rift saw, rift valley, rift valley fever, rift zone, rift-sawed, rig, rig down, rig out, rig up, rig veda, rig-veda

Origin of rig

1480–90; 1930–35 for def 4; probably < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian, Swedish rigg (noun), rigga (v.)
Related formsout·rig, verb (used with object), out·rigged, out·rig·ging.o·ver·rigged, adjectiveun·der·rigged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for rig out (1 of 3)

rig out


verb

(tr, adverb often foll by with) to equip or fit out (with)his car is rigged out with gadgets
to dress or be dressedrigged out smartly

noun rigout

informal a person's clothing or costume, esp a bizarre outfit

British Dictionary definitions for rig out (2 of 3)

rig

1
/ (rɪɡ) /

verb rigs, rigging or rigged (tr)

noun

Word Origin for rig

C15: from Scandinavian; related to Norwegian rigga to wrap

British Dictionary definitions for rig out (3 of 3)

rig

2
/ (rɪɡ) /

noun

Scot and Northern English dialect a ridge or raised strip of unploughed land in a ploughed field

Word Origin for rig

a variant of ridge
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