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Topic: HOUSE

Date: 1500-1600
Origin: From a Scandinavian language

rug

noun
     
rug
rug [countable]
1DHDHH a piece of thick cloth or wool that covers part of a floor, used for warmth or as a decoration [↪ mat, carpet]
2 British EnglishDHH a large piece of material that you can wrap around yourself, especially when you are travelling
3

pull the rug (out) from under somebody/sb's feet

informal to suddenly take away something that someone was depending on to achieve what they wanted
4DC a toupée - used humorously
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