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cushion

US [ˈkʊʃ(ə)n]
UK ['kʊʃ(ə)n]
  • n.靠垫;软垫;坐垫;(隔离两个表面的)垫
  • v.缓和冲击;缓和打击;(用垫子)使柔和
  • Web缓冲;垫层;座垫
Plural Form:cushions  Present Participle:cushioning  Past Tense:cushioned  
cushion
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n.
1.
软垫;坐垫;靠垫a cloth bag filled with soft material or feathers that is used, for example, to make a seat more comfortable
matching curtains and cushions
颜色协调的窗帘与靠垫
a floor cushion(= a large cushion that you put on the floor to sit on)
地板坐垫
a pile of scatter cushions(= small cushions , often in bright colours, that you put on chairs, etc.)
一堆小靠垫
a cushion of moss on a rock
岩石上的一层苔藓
2.
(隔离两个表面的)垫a layer of sth between two surfaces that keeps them apart
A hovercraft rides on a cushion of air.
气垫船悬浮在气垫上行驶。
3.
[ususing]
~ (against sth)
起保护(或缓冲)作用的事物something that protects you against sth unpleasant that might happen
His savings were a comfortable cushion against financial problems.
他的积蓄好比一个舒适的垫子,可以缓解拮据之苦。
The team built up a safe cushion of two goals in the first half.
球队上半场射进两球,吃了颗定心丸。
4.
(台球桌内侧边缘的)弹性衬里the soft inside edge along each side of the table, that the balls bounce off
v.
1.
~ sth
(跌倒或碰撞时)起缓冲作用,缓和冲击to make the effect of a fall or hit less severe
My fall was cushioned by the deep snow.
积雪很厚,我跌得不重。
2.
~ sb/sth (against/from sth)
缓和打击to protect sb/sth from being hurt or damaged or from the unpleasant effects of sth
The south of the country has been cushioned from the worst effects of the recession.
国家南部保护得好,没有受到经济衰退造成的最恶劣影响。
He broke the news of my brother's death to me, making no effort to cushion the blow(= make the news less shocking) .
他把我弟弟死亡的消息直接告诉了我,没有试图减轻此事对我的打击。
3.
[usupass]
~ sth
(用垫子)使柔和,使松软to make sth soft with a cushion

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