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British English: /ˈkʊʃ(ə)n/
American English: /ˈkʊʃən/

Translation of cushion in French:


  • 2 [figurative] (protection, reserve)
    garantie (f) (against contre)
  • 3 (in snooker) to play off the cushion
    jouer (par) la bande

transitive verb

  • amortir (blow, impact, costs, effects)
    to cushion somebody against something
    protéger quelqu'un contre quelque chose
    to cushion somebody's fall
    amortir la chute de quelqu'un

also: cushioned past participle adjective

  • 1 (padded)
    (covered in cushions) couvert de coussins
  • 2 [figurative]
    (youth, era)
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