how to pronounce rug


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rug is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of rug in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… hairball the cat left on the rug why is …”

meanings of rug


  1. A person wearing a rug.
  2. A cloak or mantle made of such a frieze.
  3. A (usually thick) piece of fabric used for warmth (especially on a bed); a blanket.
  4. A dense layer of natural vegetation that precludes the growth of crops.
  5. The female pubic hair.
  6. A kind of coarse, heavy frieze, formerly used for clothing.
  7. A wig; a hairpiece.
  8. A cloth covering for a horse.
  9. A partial covering for a floor.
  10. A rough, woolly, or shaggy dog.
  11. Short form of Rugbeian.
  12. A dense growth of chest hair.


  1. To cover with a rug.
  2. To pull roughly or hastily; to plunder; to spoil; to tear.


  1. Snug; cosy.

rug frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word rug occurs in english on average 9.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics rug can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that rug can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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