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verb [transitive] cushion pronunciation in American English /ˈkʊʃ(ə)n/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecushioning
past tensecushioned
past participlecushioned
  1. 1
    if a soft object or substance cushions someone or something, it protects them from the effects of a fall or a hit
  2. 2
    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.



to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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