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rig

rig

 
 
pronunciation:
rIg
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: rigged, rigging, rigs
definition 1: to equip or prepare for use, as by attaching sails and ropes to (a boat or ship).
similar words:
equip, fit, outfit
definition 2: to put together for temporary use, often in a makeshift manner (usu. fol. by out or up).
They rigged up a kitchen at the campsite.
synonyms:
contrive, improvise
similar words:
cobble, concoct, design, devise, fashion
definition 3: to provide with equipment, gear, clothing, or the like; fit or equip (usu. fol. by out or up).
synonyms:
equip, fit, outfit
similar words:
accouter, provision, supply
definition 4: (informal) to clothe, dress, or adorn (usu. fol. by out).
He was rigged out in a tuxedo.
synonyms:
apparel, array, clothe, deck, dress, garb
similar words:
attire, bedeck, bedizen, caparison, costume
definition 5: to control or manipulate (a contest, election, or the like), arranging the outcome to one's own advantage; fix.
synonyms:
fix, manipulate
similar words:
doctor, falsify, juggle, pack, stack, tamper
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: equipment, tackle, or gear made for a specific purpose.
a mountain-climbing rig
synonyms:
equipment, gear, tackle
similar words:
accouterments, apparatus, appurtenances, habiliments, kit, outfit, paraphernalia
definition 2: the arrangement and number of masts and sails that is characteristic of a particular type of boat or ship.
definition 3: a horse-drawn carriage or wagon; equipage.
synonyms:
carriage, equipage
similar words:
barouche, brougham, buggy, cab, cabriolet, chaise, coach, dogcart, four-in-hand, hackney, hansom, landau, phaeton, stagecoach, sulky, surrey, timbrel
definition 4: the apparatus used to drill oil wells.
similar words:
drill
definition 5: (informal) clothing or dress, esp. when drawing attention or when designed for a specific role.
You look very appealing in that rig.
synonyms:
costume, garb, getup, habiliments, outfit
similar words:
apparel, array, clothing, dress, duds, ensemble, finery, regalia, threads, togs
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