To rig the market
Rig Rig, v. t. To make free with; hence, to steal; to pilfer. [Obs. or Prov.] --Tusser. [1913 Webster]

{To rig the market} (Stock Exchange), to raise or lower market prices, as by some fraud or trick. [Cant] [1913 Webster]


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