un·​rig | \ ˌən-ˈrig How to pronounce unrig (audio) \
unrigged; unrigging

Definition of unrig

transitive verb

: to strip of rigging unrig a ship

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These differences dominated the primary, overshadowing the question of how to unrig the economy. Brian Beutler, New Republic, "How Democrats Can Wage War on Monopolies—and Win," 16 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of unrig

1562, in the meaning defined above

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