cushion cover meaning, cushion cover definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( cushions    plural & 3rd person present)   ( cushioning    present participle)   ( cushioned    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A cushion is a fabric case filled with soft material, which you put on a seat to make it more comfortable.  
...a velvet cushion.     
2       n-count   A cushion is a soft pad or barrier, especially one that protects something.  
The company provides a styrofoam cushion to protect the tablets during shipping.     
3       verb   Something that cushions an object when it hits something protects it by reducing the force of the impact.  
There is also a new steering wheel with an energy absorbing rim to cushion the driver's head in the worst impacts...      V n  
The suspension is designed to cushion passengers from the effects of riding over rough roads.      V n from n  
4       verb   To cushion the effect of something unpleasant means to reduce it.  
They said Western aid was needed to cushion the blows of vital reform...      V n  
The subsidies are designed to cushion farmers against unpredictable weather.      V n against n  
5       n-count   Something that is a cushionagainst something unpleasant reduces its effect.  
usu sing, usu with supp  
Housing benefit provides a cushion against hardship.     

scatter cushion        ( scatter cushions    plural  ) Scatter cushions are small cushions for use on sofas and chairs.      n-count   usu pl  
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to cover with a thin layer of paint applied with a dry brush in order to soften or blur a figure or outline
an art term
to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.
chacun tire la couverture à soi
informal name given to footwear items like socks, home foot covers or plastic foot covers used for hygienical reasons
c'est le couvercle qui sait ce qu'il y a dans la marmite
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