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noun cushion pronunciation in British English /ˈkʊʃ(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a cloth bag filled with something soft such as feathers, used for making a seat more comfortable
  2. 2
    [countable] a layer that separates two objects and prevents one from hitting or touching the other

    The air cushion reduces the boat’s contact with water.

  3. 3
    [singular] something, especially money, that is a protection against the possible effects of something bad
  4. 4
    [singular] a number of points or goals by which you are winning during a match or competition

    Grayson’s goal gives England a five-point cushion.

  5. 5
    [countable] the rubber inner edge of the table that you hit balls against in games such as snooker or billiards


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

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