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

Definition of unrig

transitive verb

: to strip of rigging unrig a ship

Examples of unrig in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But his broader views on the case for more public spending and unrigging Britain’s rigged economy won widespread support. The Economist, "Bagehot Jeremy Corbyn’s crushing defeat," 13 Dec. 2019 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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“Unrig.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrig. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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