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Rig out   /rɪg aʊt/   Listen
Rig out

Put on special clothes to appear particularly appealing and attractive.  Synonyms: attire, deck out, deck up, dress up, fancy up, fig out, fig up, get up, gussy up, overdress, prink, tog out, tog up, trick out, trick up.  "The young girls were all fancied up for the party"

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"Rig out" Quotes from Famous Books

... out "Mr. Brown, get up the topmast studding-sail! What she can't carry she may drag!'' The mate looked a moment; but he would let no one be before him in daring. He sprang forward. "Hurrah, men! rig out the topmast studding-sail boom! Lay aloft, and I'll send the rigging up to you!'' We sprang aloft into the top; lowered a girt-line down, by which we hauled up the rigging; rove the tacks and halyards; ran out the boom ...
— Two Years Before the Mast • Richard Henry Dana

... rig out a camping outfit, hire a surveyor to run out the line from the Spanish mission, and then spend the three hundred thousand dollars seeing the sights in Fort Worth. But, without being highly educated, I knew a way to ...
— Options • O. Henry

... our new companion, "ye're safe, and yer boat can capsize if it's a mind to, but it can't sink; and when it's better daylight, and Abner's on deck, perhaps we'll rig out a couple of spars and haul her up at the stern; but there's time enough to settle all that. And now I'd like to know how ye came to be driftin' around here with no ...
— The House of Martha • Frank R. Stockton

... we were 24 leagues beyond the river Sestro to the eastwards, wherefore we hauled in towards the shore and came to anchor within two English miles of the land in 15 fathoms, the water being so smooth that we might have rode with a hawser. We employed the afternoon to rig out our boat with a sail, for the purpose of sending her along shore in search of a place to take in water, as we could not go back to the river Sestro, because the wind is always contrary and the current sets continually to the eastwards. The 14th we weighed anchor and plied up along the ...
— A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VII • Robert Kerr

Words linked to "Rig out" :   enrobe, fig up, dress, preen, tog out, plume, prank, costume, dizen, get dressed, tart up, dress down, underdress, primp, rigout, bedizen, trick up

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