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"rig" in British English

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rigverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪɡ/ (-gg-)

rignoun [C]

uk   us   /rɪɡ/
  • rig noun [C] (STRUCTURE)

a ​largestructure that is used for ​removingoil 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 ​turncorners more ​easily
(Definition of rig from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rig" in American English

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rigverb [T]

 us   /rɪɡ/
  • rig verb [T] (ARRANGE)

(-gg-) to ​arrange an ​event or ​amount in a ​dishonest way: The ​station had rigged ​gasolineprices. Until this ​year, all ​elections were rigged by the ​rulingparty.
  • rig verb [T] (FIX IN PLACE)

to ​fix a ​piece of ​equipment in ​place, or to put something together ​quickly, for ​temporary use: [M] I rigged up a TV ​antenna from a ​coathanger.

rignoun [C]

 us   /rɪɡ/
  • rig noun [C] (STRUCTURE)

a ​structure used to ​supportmachinery and ​equipment for a ​particularpurpose: an ​oil rig a ​camera/​plow rig
  • rig noun [C] (TRUCK)

a ​largetruck consisting of at least two ​sections, ​including an ​engine to ​drive it and another ​part to ​hold a ​load: A ​huge rig, a sixteen-wheeler, ​rollingdownhill, ​flewright by me.
(Definition of rig from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rig" in Business English

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rigverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪɡ/ (-gg-)
to dishonestly ​influence or ​change something in ​order to get the ​result that you want: Several ​insurancecompanies have been ​accused of rigging their ​computerprograms to ​produce artificially ​lowvalues for ​injuryclaims. rig an ​election/​vote/​pollrig prices/bids/systems The ​airline has been ​fined for rigging ​prices.
rig the market COMMERCE, STOCK MARKET to ​unfairly or ​illegallycontrol the ​sale or the ​price of ​products, ​shares, etc. in ​order to make a ​profit: The ​energyregulatoraccused the ​big electricity ​generators of rigging the ​market to ​keepprices deliberately high.
Phrasal verbs

rignoun [C]

uk   us   /rɪɡ/
NATURAL RESOURCES a ​tallstructurebuilt in the sea or on the ​ground that is used for getting ​oil or ​gas from under the earth's surface: oil/​drilling/​offshore rigs
US TRANSPORT a very large ​truck consisting of two or more ​parts: For some ​truckers, ​driving a ​big rig is more than just a ​job.
(Definition of rig from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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