Definitions starting with R

ID #4949

rig

[Gul. idem (Parsons 1923:57); cf. OED rig to set in proper order for working nautical; to manipulate in some fraudulent manner slang; W3 rig up to assemble or improvise (as equipment)] v. 1. to devise (a plan, etc.): 1918 Goat .. . rig plan (Parsons 104), (Gen.)

2. to improvise lyrics in a song: 1979 (Laroda 71).

Tags: music, verb

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Last update: 2011-06-07 07:10
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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