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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 gasoline prices. Until this year, all elections were rigged by the ruling party.
  • 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 coat hanger.

rignoun [C]

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

a structure used to support machinery and equipment for a particular purpose: an oil rig a camera/plow rig
  • rig noun [C] (TRUCK)

a large truck 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, rolling downhill, flew right by me.
(Definition of rig from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"rig" in British English

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rigverb [T]

uk   /rɪɡ/  us   /rɪɡ/ (-gg-)

rignoun [C]

uk   /rɪɡ/  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
(Definition of rig from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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 insurance companies have been accused of rigging their computer programs to produce artificially low values for injury claims. 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 illegally control the sale or the price of products, shares, etc. in order to make a profit: The energy regulator accused the big electricity generators of rigging the market to keep prices deliberately high.
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rignoun [C]

uk   us   /rɪɡ/
NATURAL RESOURCES a tall structure built 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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