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.
découvrir saint pierre pour couvrir saint_paul
l'habit ne fait pas le moine
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
il enlève le toit de l'église pour recouvrir la chapelle
culture générale ce proverbe se dit de quelqu'un qui sacrifie une grande cause pour défendre une cause moindre
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