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cushion

cush·ion

cushion

 
 
pronunciation:
kU shn
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a soft envelope of fabric that is filled with feathers, air, foam rubber, or the like and used for decoration or to make surfaces more comfortable; pillow.
We need a new couch because the cushions are becoming flat.I'm embroidering a cover for a chair cushion.He put a blanket over her and a cushion under her head.
 
synonyms:
bolster, pad, pillow
similar words:
hassock, mat, rest
definition 2: something used to absorb shock or prevent damage from friction.
When a car hits something, its bumper acts as a cushion.
similar words:
buffer, fender, pad
definition 3: the inward rim of a billiard table.
The cue ball gently tapped the cushion.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: cushioned, cushioning, cushions
definition 1: to lessen the effects of shock or friction on.
The haystack cushioned his fall.
synonyms:
break
similar words:
buffer, pad, soften
definition 2: to place on, supply with, or hold up with a cushion or something serving as one.
The nurse cushioned the patient's head.She cushioned the wounded soldier with a bale of straw.
synonyms:
pillow
similar words:
bolster
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