Predicate: cushion

Roleset id: cushion.01 , to protect from impact, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

cushion.01: CUSHION-V NOTES: Frames file for 'cushion' based on survey of sentences in the WSJ corpus. (from cushion.01-v predicate notes)


cushion (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: protector, agent
        Arg1-PPT: entity cushioned
        Arg2-VSP: cushioned for/from/against

Example: cushion for

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: progressive,  voice: active,  form: participle

        Denizens of London 's financial district are cushioning themselves for heavy blows .

        Arg0: Denizens of London 's financial district
        Rel: cushioning
        Arg1-rec: themselves
        Arg2: for heavy blows

Example: cushion from

        person: ns,  tense: ns,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: infinitive

        For instance , the new U.S. package makes clear [0] there would be a transition period during which [GATT members]-1 could use a combination of tariffs and quotas [*-1] to cushion their farmers from foreign competition [*T*-2] .

        Arg0: [*-1]
        Rel: cushion
        Arg1: their farmers
        Arg2: from foreign competition

Example: cushion against

        person: ns,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: passive,  form: participle

        But [its competitors -- including Dow Chemical Co. , Union Carbide Corp. and several oil giants --]-1 have much broader business interests and so are better cushioned [*-1]against price swings .

        Argm-mnr: better
        Rel: cushioned
        Arg1: [*-1]
        Arg2: against price swings