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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

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

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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But Chevron said the proposal came too late and plans to remove the rigs this summer.
com/research/a12bbf/egypt_rig_market_a) has announced the addition of the "Egypt Rig Market Analysis Report 2008" report to their offering.
Mannon, Parker Drilling's president and chief operating officer, said, "Today's rigs are being pushed harder than ever to drill deeper, more complex wells in increasingly remote, frontier locations.
The damage award was based upon 5% of GlobalSantaFe's revenues from two infringing Development Drillers I and II operating in the Gulf of Mexico from start up until GlobalSantaFe modified the structure of its rigs in late December 2006 to comply with the terms of the permanent injunction.
Pride has agreed to pay (a) $42 million in cash, (b) $75 million in shares of its common stock and (c) 400,000 stock purchase warrants to acquire the semisubmersible rigs.
NYSE:RIG) today announced that Statoil has awarded a three-year drilling contract to the company's semisubmersible rig Transocean Searcher for operations offshore Norway.
The Delta transaction involves 30 rigs of which 15 are diesel electric SCR rigs, preferred by many operators.
ENSCO, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, owns and operates a modern fleet of offshore drilling rigs servicing the petroleum industry on a global basis.
Dick Robertson, president and CEO of DUAL, stated that, "DUAL RIG 86 is an integral part of the company's continuing strategy to expand its rig fleet through chartering high quality jackup rigs with deep water operating capabilities.