rug

(redirected from pulled the rug from under)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia.
Related to pulled the rug from under: pull the rug from under your feet

rug

 (rŭg)
n.
1. A floor covering consisting of a piece of heavy fabric, especially one that does not cover the floor's entire surface.
2. An animal skin used as a floor covering.
3. Chiefly British A piece of thick, warm fabric or fur used as a coverlet or lap robe.
4. Slang A toupee.

[Of Scandinavian origin.]

rug

(rʌɡ)
n
1. (Textiles) a floor covering, smaller than a carpet and made of thick wool or of other material, such as an animal skin
2. (Textiles) chiefly Brit a blanket, esp one used as a wrap or lap robe for travellers
3. (Clothing & Fashion) slang a wig
4. pull the rug out from under to betray, expose, or leave defenceless
[C16: from Scandinavian; compare Norwegian rugga, Swedish rugg coarse hair. See rag1]
ˈrugˌlike adj

RUG

abbreviation for
(Computer Science) restricted users group

rug

(rʌg)

n.
1. a piece of thick fabric for covering part of a floor, often having a design. Compare carpet.
2. the treated skin of an animal, used as a floor covering: a bear rug.
3. Chiefly Brit. a piece of thick, warm cloth, used as a coverlet, lap robe, etc.
4. Slang. a toupee; hairpiece.
[1545–55; < Old Norse rǫgg wool, long hairs; compare Norwegian rugga covering of coarse wool, Swedish rugg coarse hair]

Rug

 a torn-off portion; a “haul” of something; a catch.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rug - floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)rug - floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
broadloom - a carpet woven on a wide loom to obviate the need for seams
Brussels carpet - a carpet with a strong linen warp and a heavy pile of colored woolen yarns drawn up in uncut loops to form a pattern
drugget - a rug made of a coarse fabric having a cotton warp and a wool filling
edging - border consisting of anything placed on the edge to finish something (such as a fringe on clothing or on a rug)
floor cover, floor covering - a covering for a floor
flying carpet - (Asian folktale) an imaginary carpet that will fly people anywhere they wish to go
furnishing - (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable
hearthrug - a rug spread out in front of a fireplace
Kurdistan - an oriental rug woven by Kurds that is noted for fine colors and durability
nammad, numdah, numdah rug - an embroidered rug made from a coarse Indian felt
prayer mat, prayer rug - a small rug used by Muslims during their devotions
red carpet - a strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk on
runner - a long narrow carpet
scatter rug, throw rug - a small rug; several can be used in a room
shag rug - a rug with long pile
stair-carpet - a strip of carpet for laying on stairs
Wilton, Wilton carpet - a carpet woven on a Jacquard loom with loops like a Brussels carpet but having the loops cut to form a close velvety pile

rug

noun
1. mat, runner, carpet, hearthrug A Persian rug covered the floor.
2. blanket, throw, wrap, coverlet The old lady had a rug over her knees.
3. wig, hairpiece, toupee He's either wearing a rug or he's got a hamster on his head. see carpets and rugs
Translations
بَطّانِيَّهسُجَادَهسَجَّادَة
kobereckoberečekplédrohož
tæppeplaid
pieni matto
sag
pléd
gólfmottateppi, ábreiîa
ラグ
양탄자
kilimėlispledas
grīdsegapleds
koberček
preproga
matta
พรมผืนเล็ก
thảm nhỏ

rug

[rʌg] N
1. (= floor-mat) → alfombrilla f, tapete m
to pull the rug from under sb or sb's feetmover la silla para que algn se caiga
2. (esp Brit) (= wrap) → manta f
travel(ling) rugmanta f de viaje
3. (= wig) → peluquín m

rug

[ˈrʌg] n
(on floor)tapis m
a Persian rug → un tapis persan
to pull the rug from under sb, to pull the rug from under sb's feet (= abandon) → retirer son soutien à qn, lâcher qn
(British) (= blanket) → couverture f
a tartan rug → une couverture écossaise, un plaid

rug

n
Teppich m; (esp rectangular) → Läufer m; (valuable) → Brücke f; (bedside) → (Bett)vorleger m; fireside rugKaminvorleger m; to pull the rug from under somebody (fig)jdm den Boden unter den Füßen wegziehen
(= blanket)(Woll)decke f

rug

[rʌg] n (floor mat) → tappeto; (bedside rug) → scendiletto; (travelling rug) → coperta (da viaggio); (in tartan) → plaid m inv

rug

(rag) noun
1. a mat for the floor; a small carpet.
2. (also ˈtravelling-rug) a thick usually patterned blanket for keeping one warm when travelling.

rug

سَجَّادَة koberec tæppe Teppich χαλάκι alfombra pieni matto tapis sag tappeto ラグ 양탄자 tapijt teppe pled tapete ковер matta พรมผืนเล็ก kilim thảm nhỏ 小地毯
References in periodicals archive ?
Simon must be ruing his missed chances as he could have wrapped up the title as early as the fifth game when he failed to convert two match points before the gutsy Italian pulled the rug from under his feet.
The Syrian people, he added, have pulled the rug from under the feet of their enemies and will soon achieve victory.
After reading the latest controversial Pope pronouncements, I felt as if he had pulled the rug from under my feet.
PREMIER BRAD WALL HAS BECOME emboldened since his government successfully landed a punch to the solar plexus of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and pulled the rug from under First Nations University by withdrawing funding to the institution.

Full browser ?