take the edge off


take the edge off
lessen, weaken, soften

We had a drink of hot chocolate in order to take the edge off the cold weather.


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  • take the edge off — 1. To make less unpleasant or difficult 2. To weaken or diminish • • • Main Entry: ↑edge * * * reduce the intensity or effect of (something unpleasant or severe) the tablets will take the edge off the pain * * * take the edge off : to make… …   Useful english dictionary

  • take\ the\ edge\ off — • take the edge off • take off the edge v. phr. To lessen, weaken, soften or make dull. Eating a candy bar before dinner has taken the edge off Becky s appetite. Bob was sorry for hurting Tom and that took the edge off Tom s anger. A headache… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take the edge off — (something) to make something unpleasant have less of an effect on someone. Have an apple. It ll take the edge off your hunger for a while. His apology took the edge off her anger …   New idioms dictionary

  • take the edge off — To reduce the effect of something, usually something unpleasant …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • take the edge off — index obtund Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take the edge off — also[take off the edge] {v. phr.} To lessen, weaken, soften or make dull. * /Eating a candy bar before dinner has taken the edge off Becky s appetite./ * /Bob was sorry for hurting Tom and that took the edge off Tom s anger./ * /A headache took… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take the edge off — also[take off the edge] {v. phr.} To lessen, weaken, soften or make dull. * /Eating a candy bar before dinner has taken the edge off Becky s appetite./ * /Bob was sorry for hurting Tom and that took the edge off Tom s anger./ * /A headache took… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take the edge off — Synonyms and related words: abate, allay, alleviate, appease, assuage, attemper, attenuate, bank the fire, bate, blunt, calm, chasten, conciliate, constrain, control, cool, cramp, cripple, damp, dampen, de emphasize, deaden, debilitate, defuse,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • take the edge off — remove a thorn from , remove a pointed part from …   English contemporary dictionary

  • take the edge off something — phrase to make a strong feeling less strong Aspirin will usually take the edge off the pain. The thought briefly took the edge off her enjoyment. Thesaurus: to become, or to make something weakersynonym Main entry: edge * * * take the ˈedge off… …   Useful english dictionary


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