cushion

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cushion(
koo
-
shihn
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (furniture)
a. el cojín
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
This wooden chair is more comfortable with a cushion.Esta silla de madera es más cómoda con un cojín.
b. el almohadón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I'd like to reupholster these old couch cushions.Me gustaría retapizar estos almohadones viejos del sofá.
2. (support)
a. el colchón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
This craft creates a cushion of air underneath it, allowing it to travel over land or water.Esta embarcación crea un colchón de aire por debajo que le permite desplazarse sobre la tierra y el agua.
3. (margin)
a. el amortiguador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The extra money in the budget will serve as a cushion if things don't go well.El dinero extra del presupuesto servirá de amortiguador en caso de que no vayan bien las cosas.
b. el colchón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
He has a cushion of cash that he holds aside for unforeseen events.Tiene un colchón de efectivo que reserva para sucesos imprevistos.
4. (sports)
a. la banda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(billiards)
The ball bounced off three cushions before going into the pocket.La bola botó contra tres bandas antes de entrar en la tronera.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (to lessen an impact)
a. amortiguar
The garbage in the dumpster cushioned his fall when he jumped out the window.La basura en el contenedor amortiguó su caída cuando saltó por la ventana.
b. suavizar
Boxing mitts cushion the blow when you're fighting.Los guantes de boxeo suavizan los golpes cuando estás peleando.
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cushion
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (on chair)
a. el cojín m, almohadón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (of air)
a. el colchón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
3. (on billiard table)
a. la banda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
4. (fig)
a. el amortiguador
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
5. (blow, impact)
a. amortiguar
to cushion somebody against somethingproteger a alguien de algo
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cushion [ˈkʊʃən]
noun
(gen) cojín (m); [of chair, for knees etc] almohadilla (f); [of air, moss] colchón (m); (edge of billiard table) banda (f);
transitive verb
[+blow, fall] amortiguar
to cushion sb against sth proteger a algn de algo
modifier
cushion cover (n) funda (f) de cojín
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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