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rug / rəg/ • n. a floor covering of shaggy or woven material, typically not extending over the entire floor. ∎  a small carpet woven in a pattern of colors, typically by hand in a traditional style: Navajo patterned rugs. ∎ chiefly Brit. a thick woolen coverlet or wrap, used esp. when traveling. ∎ inf. a toupee or wig. PHRASES: pull the rug (out) from under someone abruptly withdraw support (from someone): the rug was pulled right out from beneath our feet.

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rug †rough woollen stuff; piece of thick woollen stuff used as a coverlet XVI; floor mat XIX. perh. of Scand. orig. (cf. Norw. dial. rugga coverlet, Sw. rugg ruffled or coarse hair) and rel. to RAG1.
So rugged (-ED1) †shaggy, hirsute XIV; rough, uneven (also fig.) XVI. prob. pp. formation of Scand. orig. on the same base; cf. RAGGED.

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Rug

a torn-off portion; a haul of something; a catch.

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rug: see carpet.

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rugbug, chug, Doug, drug, dug, fug, glug, hug, jug, lug, mug, plug, pug, rug, shrug, slug, smug, snug, thug, trug, tug •bedbug • ladybug • doodlebug •humbug • firebug • thunderbug •jitterbug, litterbug •shutterbug • Rawlplug • earplug •fireplug • hearthrug

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RUG

RUG Computing restricted users group

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