AskDefine | Define rigged

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1 gear (including necessary machinery) for a particular enterprise
2 a truck consisting of a tractor and trailer together [syn: trailer truck, tractor trailer, trucking rig, articulated lorry, semi]
3 formation of masts, spars, sails, etc., on a vessel [syn: rigging]
4 a set of clothing (with accessories); "his getup was exceedingly elegant" [syn: outfit, getup, turnout]
5 gear used in fishing [syn: fishing gear, tackle, fishing tackle, fishing rig]
6 a vehicle with four wheels drawn by two or more horses [syn: carriage, equipage]
7 the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud" [syn: swindle, cheat]


1 arrange the outcome of by means of deceit; "rig an election" [syn: set up]
2 manipulate in a fraudulent manner; "rig prices" [syn: manipulate]
3 connect or secure to; "They rigged the bomb to the ignition"
4 equip with sails, masts, etc.; "rig a ship" [syn: set, set up] [also: rigging, rigged]rigged adj : fitted or equipped with necessary rigging (sails and shrouds and stays etc) [ant: unrigged]rigged See rig

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  1. (for a competition) pre-arranged and fixed so that the winner is decided before the competition
    There was a vicious rumour that the final was rigged, as the defense seemed useless
  2. Having the rigging up
    We were ready to embark upon our journey now the vessel was rigged


having the rigging up

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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