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01. Wipe your feet on the [rug] before you come in.
02. Don't track dirt on the [rug], I just vacuumed it.
03. We should take the [rugs] to the cleaners; they smell pretty dusty.
04. The baby crawled across the [rug] towards the puppy.
05. Kurt tapped a couple of nails into the [rug] to hold it in place until he had finished cutting it.
06. We should get a little [rug] to put on the carpet below the desk where the kids put their feet when they're on the computer.
07. I took the [rug] outside and beat it with a tennis racquet to get it clean.
08. We bought a little handmade [rug] at a market in Cairo for about $10.
09. They picked up an authentic Persian [rug] at the flea market for $500.
10. The old man put a [rug] over his wife's shoulders to keep her warm.
11. A spark flew out of the fireplace and burnt a hole in the [rug].
12. The cat has peed on the living room [rug] again.
13. The apartment we've rented is in bad shape. The floors are filthy, and all the [rugs] have cigarette burns.
14. We put a [rug] with a rubber backing on the floor in the hall, so people wouldn't slip.
15. An Eskimo proverb advises, "Never pet a bear unless it is a [rug]."

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  • Rug — Rug, n. [Cf. Sw. rugg entanglend hair, ruggig rugged, shaggy, probably akin to E. rough. See {Rough}, a.] 1. A kind of coarse, heavy frieze, formerly used for garments. [1913 Webster] They spin the choicest rug in Ireland. A friend of mine . . .… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rug — [ rʌg ] noun count ** 1. ) a small carpet that covers part of a floor: a rug in front of the fireplace 2. ) HUMOROUS a TOUPEE pull the rug (out) from under someone to suddenly stop supporting someone: They want to pull the rug out from under the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rug — 1550s, coarse fabric, of Scandinavian origin, Cf. Norw. dial. rugga coarse coverlet, from O.N. rogg shaggy tuft, perhaps related to RAG (Cf. rag) and perhaps also ROUGH (Cf. rough). Sense evolved to coverlet, wrap (1590s), then mat for the floor… …   Etymology dictionary

  • rug — [n1] carpet carpeting, floor covering, mat, matting, runner, shag*, tapestry, throw rug, wall to wall carpeting; concept 473 rug [n2] hairpiece false hair, hair extension, hair implant, hair weaving, toupee, wig; concept 392 …   New thesaurus

  • rug — ► NOUN 1) a small carpet. 2) chiefly Brit. a thick woollen blanket. 3) informal, chiefly N. Amer. a toupee or wig. ● pull the rug out from under Cf. ↑pull the rug out from under ORIGIN probably Scandinavi …   English terms dictionary

  • Rug — Rug, v. t. To pull roughly or hastily; to plunder; to spoil; to tear. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • RUG — bzw. RuG ist die Abkürzung für: eine niederländische Universität, siehe Reichsuniversität Groningen eine belgische Universität, siehe Universität Gent (früher: Reichsuniversität Gent) eine deutsche Fachzeitschrift, siehe Rundfunk und Geschichte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • rug — [rʌg] n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: From a Scandinavian language] 1.) a piece of thick cloth or wool that covers part of a floor, used for warmth or as a decoration →↑mat, carpet ↑carpet 2.) BrE a large piece of material that you can wrap around… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rug — sb., en, i sms. rug , fx rugkerne …   Dansk ordbog

  • rug — [rug] n. [< Scand, as in Norw dial. rugga, coarse coverlet, Swed rugg, shaggy hair, ON rǫgg, long hair < IE base * reu , to tear out: see RUDE] 1. a piece of thick, often napped fabric, woven strips of rag, an animal skin, etc. used as a… …   English World dictionary