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rig out

1. To fit, fasten, or equip (with something). Tom just bought a new motorcycle that's been rigged out with a super powerful engine. I'm planning on rigging out my computer with a new processor and some extra memory once I save up a bit of money.
2. To clothe or be dressed, especially in a fancy or fashionable attire. Well, it looks like Jeremy rigged out nicely for the prom. I've got to get home and rig out before our big date tonight.
See also: out, rig

(in) full rig

In fancy, perhaps ceremonial, attire. Graduates, we need you to arrive at the commencement ceremony in full rig, OK?
See also: full, rig

rig something up

to prepare something, perhaps on short notice or without the proper materials. We don't have what's needed to make the kind of circuit you have described, but I think we can rig something up anyway. We will rig up whatever you need.
See also: rig, up

(in) full rig

(wearing) smart or ceremonial clothes. informal
See also: full, rig

rig up

1. To equip something: She took the fishing rod out of the case and rigged it up. He rigged up the guitar with some new strings.
2. To make or construct something in haste or in a makeshift manner: We rigged up a pulley to lift the shingles to the roof. They rigged a tent up using a sheet and three thick sticks.
3. To connect something to something in haste or in a makeshift manner: Let's rig the computer up to the stereo so we can play music off the hard drive. I rigged up the old record player and put on an album.
4. rig up in To dress, clothe, or adorn someone in something: They rigged the dancers up in elaborate gowns.
See also: rig, up


1. tv. to arrange or tamper with the results of something. Somebody rigged the contest so no one got first prize.
2. n. a large truck; an eighteen-wheeler; a large recreational vehicle. There were three rigs sitting in the parking lot when we got there.
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The rig entered service in 1983 and was upgraded to its current specifications in 1988.
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DALLAS -- ENSCO International Incorporated (NYSE: ESV) announced today that its Contract Status of Offshore Rig Fleet Report has been updated as of September 15, 2006.
Both wells encountered multiple pay zones with encouraging oil and gas shows and are currently waiting on the availability of a completion rig.
Our 250K Underbalanced rig has rapidly developed into a technology leader in the underbalanced drilling industry.
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