Her warmth and openness disarmed him enough to take the edge off his anger.
Men had become weary of Protestant scholasticism; religious wars had made peaceful thinkers seek to take the edge off dogmatical rancour; and the multiplicity of religious sects, coupled with the complete failure of various attempts at any substantial reconciliation, provoked distrust of the common basis on which all were founded.
A light continuos noise filter was used to take the edge off the tape hiss.
A little advice can prevent mishaps or accidents which could take the edge off your holiday.
Smell something sweet: Smelling scented oil in a scent that you like or one that is known to be calming, like lavender or spiced apples, can take the edge off your stress.