|Origin:||rig 'trick' (18-19 centuries).|
|Origin:||Probably from a Scandinavian language|
rig1 past tense and past participle rigged, present participle rigging [transitive]
to dishonestly arrange the result of an election or competition before it happens [= fix]:
Some international observers have claimed the election was rigged.
if people rig prices or rig financial markets, they unfairly agree with each other the prices that will be charged [= fix; ↪ cartel]:
Two of the largest oil companies have been accused of rigging prices.
Some investors feel that the market is rigged.
3 [usually passive]TTW
to put ropes, sails etc on a ship:
The ship was fully rigged and ready to sail.
rig somebody ↔ outphrasal verb
to dress someone in special or unusual clothes:
young children who are rigged out in designer clothes
rig something ↔ upphrasal verb
to make a piece of equipment, furniture etc quickly from objects that you find around you:
We rigged up a simple shower at the back of the cabin.