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rigverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪɡ/ (-gg-)

rig verb [T] (DISHONESTLY ARRANGE)

to arrange dishonestly for the result of something, for example an election, to be changed: Previous elections in the country have been rigged by the ruling party.

rig verb [T] (FIX IN PLACE)

to fix a piece of equipment in place: We rigged up a tent between two trees. The sailors rigged the ship with new sails.
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rignoun [C]

uk   us   /rɪɡ/

rig noun [C] (STRUCTURE)

a large structure that is used for removing oil or gas from the ground or the bottom of the sea: Safety precautions on oil rigs are designed to cope with fires and small-scale explosions.

rig noun [C] (TRUCK)

mainly US a truck consisting of two or more parts that bend where they are joined so that the vehicle can turn corners more easily
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