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verb [transitive] American English pronunciation: cushion /ˈkʊʃ(ə)n/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theycushion
he/she/itcushions
present participlecushioning
past tensecushioned
past participlecushioned

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    to protect a person or thing from the harmful effects of something
    cushion someone/something from/against something:

    Computer rental packages cushion customers against upgrade costs.

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