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cushion

1 cushion /ˈkʊʃən/ noun
plural cushions
1 cushion
/ˈkʊʃən/
noun
plural cushions
Learner's definition of CUSHION
[count]
: a soft object or part that is used to make something (such as a seat) more comfortable or to protect a surface from damage : a soft pillow, pad, etc.软垫;软枕
see picture at living room
: any one of the rubber parts that the ball bounces off along the inner edges of a billiard table(台球桌内侧边缘的)橡胶衬里,弹性衬里
: something (such as an extra amount of money) that you can use to reduce the bad effect of something (such as an unexpected problem or expense)可解燃眉之急之物,起缓解作用的东西(如富余的金钱)
often + against
: a lead in a game or competition that is large enough to allow the leader to feel confident about winning大比分领先;稳操胜券usually singular通常用单数
2 cushion /ˈkʊʃən/ verb
cushions; cushioned; cushioning
2 cushion
/ˈkʊʃən/
verb
cushions; cushioned; cushioning
Learner's definition of CUSHION
[+ object]
: to make (something, such as a fall or collision) less severe or painful : to soften or reduce the bad effect of (something)缓和(冲击);减少(不利影响)
often + against or from

— cushioned

adjective
TOEFL IELTS BNC: 6092 COCA: 6893

cushion

1 of 2

noun

cush·​ion ˈku̇-shən How to pronounce cushion (audio)
1
: a soft pillow or pad usually used for sitting, reclining, or kneeling
2
: a bodily part resembling a pad
3
: something resembling a cushion: such as
c
: a pad of springy rubber along the inside of the rim of a billiard table
d
: a padded insert in a shoe
e
: an elastic body for reducing shock
f
: a mat laid under a large rug to ease the effect of wear
4
a
: something (such as an economic factor or a medical procedure) serving to mitigate the effects of disturbances or disorders
b
: a reserve supply (as of money)
c
: a comfortable lead
a 4–0 cushion in the ninth inning
cushionless adjective
cushiony adjective

cushion

2 of 2

verb

cushioned; cushioning ˈku̇-sh(ə-)niŋ How to pronounce cushion (audio)

transitive verb

1
: to seat or place on a cushion
2
: to suppress by ignoring
3
: to furnish with a cushion
a cushioned seat
4
a
: to mitigate the effects of
trying to cushion the blow
b
: to protect against force or shock
cushion the ride
5
: to check gradually so as to minimize shock of moving parts

Example Sentences

Noun There is a cushion under the rug to protect the floor. We didn't have a financial cushion when my husband lost his job. Verb The pile of leaves helped cushion his fall. The tax cut is meant to cushion the blow of soaring gas prices.
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
The remainder left him with a substantial financial cushion for his livelihood and future medical costs. Los Angeles Times, 27 July 2022 Consumer spending remains well above pre-Covid levels with household savings providing a cushion for future stress. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 17 July 2022 That provided a little more cushion for the Tigers’ bullpen, which escaped a jam in the bottom of the frame. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 20 June 2022 The program is required by law to have a six-month cushion of money for paying out benefits. Chris Lehman, oregonlive, 13 May 2022 Forward funding of education would have given schools needed stability and provided a cushion for future state spending, supporters argued. Iris Samuels, Anchorage Daily News, 10 May 2022 That protection can only come from a much higher ERP that drives down stock prices, and gives investors a bigger cushion of earnings for each dollar parked in their portfolios. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 4 May 2022 The eye-candy aspect alone could create so much cushion for Pittman Jr. and Taylor. Nate Atkins, The Indianapolis Star, 13 Apr. 2022 The lack of a cushion for simple mistakes adds a certain level of tension to the game since a single wrong move can mean a swift death. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 23 Feb. 2022
Verb
When huge shocks like the current energy crisis strike, governments inevitably come under pressure to use their borrowing power to cushion the blow on working families. John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 7 Sep. 2022 White House press secretary Jen Psaki tried to preemptively cushion the blow of the report numbers on Monday. Ben Gittleson, ABC News, 12 Apr. 2022 Made with a medical-grade orthopedic foam, this calming dog bed is designed to cradle and support pressure points, provide neck and hip support, and help cushion sore joints. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 17 Aug. 2022 The country is looking to extend an energy tariff shield beyond the end of 2022 to cushion its poorest households from surging wholesale prices, Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said Saturday. Erin Prater, Fortune, 10 July 2022 So far, Russia has been able to cushion the blow from a drop-off in exports to Europe by attracting other customers with steep discounts. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 16 June 2022 Containing the rise in inflation is unlikely to completely cushion Russians from the economic damage caused by the war and the sanctions imposed by Western governments. Paul Hannon, WSJ, 8 June 2022 In March 2021, Democrats in Congress enacted the final piece of legislation designed to cushion Americans from the pandemic, the American Rescue Plan. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 27 May 2022 In place of the usual cooling gel pools are microfins that cushion the skin from cuts, while a lubricated strip chases the blades for a calming finish. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 9 May 2022 See More

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle English cusshin, from Anglo-French cussin, quissin, from Vulgar Latin *coxinus, from Latin coxa hip — more at coxa

First Known Use

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

circa 1738, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cushion was in the 14th century
TOEFL IELTS BNC: 6092 COCA: 6893
cushion

noun

ADJECTIVE | VERB + CUSHION | CUSHION + NOUN | PREPOSITION ADJECTIVEplump, soft鬆軟的/柔軟的墊子He sank back into the soft cushions of the sofa.他又坐回到柔軟的沙發墊子上。couch, sofa長沙發墊;沙發墊scatter, throw (NAmE) (室內)零散放置的靠墊seat彈性座墊VERB + CUSHIONplump, plump up把墊子拍鬆She plumped up the sofa cushions before the guests arrived.客人到來之前,她把沙發墊子都拍蓬鬆了。CUSHION + NOUNcover墊子套PREPOSITIONon a/the cushion在墊子上I rested my elbow on a cushion.我胳膊肘支着靠墊。
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cushion
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軟墊

0_0: Translations of cushion
  • # n.
    墊: cushion, mat, pad
    墊子: cushion, mat, pad
    緩衝: buffer, cushion
    填料: brasque, cushion, diluent, filler, packing, wad
    茵: cushion
    坐墊: cushion
  • # v.
    加墊褥: cushion
    坐墊: cushion

0_0: Definitions of cushion
  • # noun.
    - a pillow or pad stuffed with a mass of soft material, used as a comfortable support for sitting or leaning on.
  • # verb.
    - soften the effect of an impact on.
    * the bag cushions equipment from inevitable knocks

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