rig

[ rig ]
/ rɪg /

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.

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 up (1 of 3)

rig up


verb

(tr, adverb) to erect or construct, esp as a temporary measurecameras were rigged up to televise the event

British Dictionary definitions for rig up (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 up (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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