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cushion

noun [C usually singular]
 
 
/ˈkʊʃən/
something that makes the effects of a bad situation less severe: You should aim to build up a cushion of three months' income in your savings account, for emergencies.
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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