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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.
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(in) full rig

(wearing) smart or ceremonial clothes. informal
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rig up

v.
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.
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rig

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.
References in classic literature ?
I was six months aboard a Garnsey lugger, hauling in the slack of the lee-sheet and coiling up rigging.
The sails and rigging of the Beaver had been much rent and shattered in the late storm; would she be able to stand the hard gales to be expected in making Columbia River at this season?
The rigging dripped clammy drops, and the men lounged along the lee of the house - all save Uncle Salters, who sat stiffly on the main-hatch nursing his stung hands.
Then Lerumie took to the main rigging, leaving Jerry impotently to rage on the deck beneath him.
And Simon Nishikanta tore himself away from his everlasting painting of all colour-delicacies of sea and sky such as are painted by seminary maidens, to be helped and hoisted up the ratlines of the mizzen rigging, the huge bulk of him, by two grinning, slim-waisted sailors, until they lashed him squarely on the crosstrees and left him to stare with eyes of golden desire, across the sun-washed sea through the finest pair of unredeemed binoculars that had ever been pledged in his pawnshops.
We ran up the Oakland Estuary and came to anchor, and in the days that followed, while Neil was ashore, we tightened up the Reindeer's rigging, overhauled the ballast, scraped down, and put the sloop into thorough shape.