There are 2 main translations of rig in Spanish:

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rig 1

American English: /rɪɡ/
British English: /rɪɡ/

noun

  • 1
    also: oil rig
    plataforma (feminine) petrolífera or petrolera
    Example sentences
    • Oil prices shot up nearly US $1.50 a barrel yesterday as oil and natural gas producers evacuated rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.
    • Traders were hoping that Wednesday's US petroleum inventories report would suggest how badly the young Atlantic hurricane season had hurt production at offshore rigs.
    • When he went there, Chesebrough noticed that roughnecks who worked the rigs were maddened by a gelatinous black gunk that clogged up their drills.
  • 2 (Nautical)
    Example sentences
    • She has 27 sails in a frigate rig on three masts and a bowsprit, with a total surface area of 2,683 square metres.
    • For these sailors, catboats offer one of the simplest of all sailing rigs to manage.
    • The rig is a simple deck-stepped mast-head sloop with single upper shrouds and spreaders, double lower shrouds and split backstay.
  • 3 3.1 (uniform, outfit) [colloquial] 3.2 (equipment) [slang]
    Example sentences
    • However, the American-style performance will surely work well under the slick lighting and sound rigs of a purpose-built theatre and the high element of audience participation should jolly everyone along.
    • The theatre's lighting rig and other equipment are included in the sale.
    • CMS, based at the Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Little Germany, provided the ATA Carnet documents for the lighting rigs, sound systems, stage sets and costumes.
    Example sentences
    • After the briefing, the pilots suit up in their combat survival vests and helmets, a rig carefully prepared and inspected by the life-support crew.
    • Westminster was also testing the Navy's new Improved Action Working Dress, a rig which is for use on board while on duty.
    • One of my escorts relieved me of my revolver and thrust it into the belt of his field rig, then the soldiers urged me with their rifles towards the door.
  • 4 (American English) [slang] (truck)
    Example sentences
    • More than 20 states have introduced anti-idling laws that were written primarily to stop truckers from leaving their rigs idling for long periods.
    • Semi tractor-trailer rigs have dryers on the fuel lines to eliminate water and contain large fuel filters.
    • His company runs six tractor-trailer rigs, all five-axle dump trucks.

transitive verb -gg-

  • (Nautical)
    Example sentences
    • The trainee programme offers those aged 16 to 25 the opportunity to sail to France on a traditionally rigged sailing ship.
    • This view gives a good impression of the huge amount of rope needed to rig a sailing ship.
    • Harrison Spencer, of Gunard, Isle of Wight, has been made an MBE for his services to yacht rigging and sailing at Cowes.
    Example sentences
    • When more medical supplies arrived, LAC Williams and I unloaded the aircraft, re - rigged it for the return journey and carried litter patients to the aircraft.
    • They started rigging up the aircraft after unloading it from a trailer but the pilot was interrupted twice.
    • The flight controls had been carefully rigged to fractions of a degree while the wing slats were removed and then refitted to ensure a perfectly smooth fit.

Phrasal verbs

rig out

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
[colloquial] the studio is rigged out with …
el estudio está equipado con or provisto de …
to rig the kids out for school
equipar a los niños para el colegio
he was rigged out in full dress uniform
estaba ataviado con el uniforme de gala

rig up

verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object
1 (set up)
(equipment)
2 (improvise)

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rig 2
Pronunciation: / rɪg /American English: /rɪɡ/
British English: /rɪɡ/

transitive verb -gg-

  • (fix)
    (fight)
    Example sentences
    • Nasa had provided forceps and astronauts had rigged up a makeshift hacksaw for Robinson to use if the gap-fillers proved difficult to remove.
    • Part of the pub has been sealed off to the form the ‘house’ and cameras have been rigged up, allowing fellow drinkers to monitor the progress of the contestants.
    • The poverty-stricken young Joe rigged up a make-do punchbag in his rickety garden shed.
    Example sentences
    • Hosannas to Ridley Scott, who made a star out of Sigourney Weaver by rigging her in a tight jumpsuit and launching her into space.
    • Do the seven-day trip rigged out in ponchos and fleece chaps just like local cowboys.
    • The man, upon seeing a knight rigged out in full armor sticking a lance in his face, fears for his life.
    Example sentences
    • Once you have the positional advantage you have rigged the race so you can't lose.
    • Yet prosecutors accuse the jailed tycoon of rigging an auction to gain control of Apatit a decade ago and then failing to pay the bid of US $283 million.
    • America has a long history of vote tampering and rigged elections in many local jurisdictions.

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