rig


rig
rig1 [ rıg ] noun count *
▸ 1 for getting oil/gas
▸ 2 large truck
▸ 3 set of equipment
▸ 4 arrangement of sails
▸ 5 set of clothes/uniform
1. ) a tall structure fitted with equipment for getting oil or gas out of the ground or from under the bottom of the sea:
a drilling rig
an oil rig
2. ) AMERICAN a large truck that consists of two parts, one for the engine and the driver and the other for carrying a load
3. ) a set of equipment used for a particular activity:
a lighting rig
4. ) the particular way in which the sails, ropes, MASTS, etc. are arranged on a ship
5. ) OLD-FASHIONED a set of clothes or a uniform
rig
rig 2 [ rıg ] verb transitive often passive
1. ) to influence something such as an election in a dishonest way in order to produce a particular result:
Officials denied that the competition had been rigged.
2. ) to prepare a ship for use by fitting all the ropes, sails, etc.
3. ) to provide something with a piece of equipment, especially secretly:
The stage was rigged the night before the concert.
rig with: A car rigged with explosives had been parked next to the bus only minutes earlier.
,rig `out phrasal verb transitive INFORMAL
to give someone a particular type of clothing to wear:
She had been rigged out in a cowgirl outfit.
,rig `up phrasal verb transitive
to make something quickly out of whatever you can find:
They rigged up a shelter using a sheet and some branches.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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


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