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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


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