cushion-v; 1 Senses

Sense Number 1: protect from impact

She cushioned the window seat with silk-covered pillows.
I put a towel on the seat to cushion the leg area.
When he gets the news, you should be there to cushion the blow.
The brain is cushioned by blood and spinal fluid.
Tariffs try to cushion certain industries from effects of foreign competition.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: cushion.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1