1) N-COUNT A rug is a piece of thick material that you put on a floor. It is like a carpet but covers a smaller area.

A Persian rug covered the hardwood floors.

2) N-COUNT A rug is a small blanket which you use to cover your shoulders or your knees to keep them warm. [mainly BRIT]

The old lady was seated in her chair at the window, a rug over her knees.

...a travel rug.

3) PHRASE: V inflects If someone pulls the rug from under a person or thing or pulls the rug from under someone's feet, they stop giving their help or support.
sweep something under the rugsee sweep

If the banks opt to pull the rug from under the ill-fated project, it will go into liquidation.

English dictionary. 2008.

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