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cushion

noun [C] uk   us   /ˈkʊʃ.ən/

cushion noun [C] (SOFT THING)

B1 (US also pillow) a bag made of cloth, plastic, or leather that is filled with soft material, often has an attractive cover, and is used especially on chairs for sitting or leaning on: She sank back against/into the cushions.
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cushion of air a layer of air often used to support a machine or vehicle: A hovercraft travels on a cushion of air.
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cushion noun [C] (PROTECTION)

C2 something that makes the effects of a bad situation less severe: You should aim to build up a cushion of money in case of emergencies.

cushion

verb [T] uk   us   /ˈkʊʃ.ən/
to make the effect or force of something softer: The soft grass cushioned his fall.
Translations of “cushion”
in Arabic وِسادة…
in Korean 쿠션…
in Malaysian kusyen…
in French coussin…
in Turkish yastık, minder, muhtemel sorunlardan koruyan…
in Italian cuscino…
in Chinese (Traditional) 墊子, 座墊, 靠墊…
in Russian диванная подушка, защита…
in Polish poduszka, asekuracja, zabezpieczenie…
in Vietnamese cái đệm, hơi đệm…
in Spanish cojín, amortiguador…
in Portuguese almofada…
in Thai เบาะ, เครื่องกันกระแทก…
in German das Kissen…
in Catalan coixí…
in Japanese クッション…
in Indonesian bantalan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 垫子, 座垫, 靠垫…
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