cushion/soften the blow

Definition of cushion/soften the blow

  1. :  to make one's disappointment less painful She was disappointed not to get the job, but the promise of another job cushioned/softened the blow.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a soft pillow or pad usually used for sitting, reclining, or kneeling

    :  a bodily part resembling a pad

    :  something resembling a cushion: such as

  1. :  to seat or place on a cushion

    :  to suppress by ignoring

    :  to furnish with a cushion

  1. :  to make soft or softer

    :  to become soft or softer

  1. :  to be in motion

    :  to move with speed or force

    :  to move or run quickly

  1. :  an instance of air moving with speed or force :  a blowing of wind especially when strong or violent

    :  brag, boasting

    :  an act or instance of blowing (see 1blow)

  1. :  flower, bloom

  1. :  blossoms

    :  bloom

  1. :  a forcible stroke delivered with a part of the body (such as the fist) or with an instrument

    :  a hostile act or state :  combat

    :  a forcible or sudden act or effort :  assault

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