Meaning of “take the edge off sth” in the English Dictionary

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"take the edge off sth" in British English

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take the edge off sth

to make something unpleasant have less of an effect on someone:

Have an apple - it'll take the edge off your hunger.
His apology took the edge off her anger.

(Definition of “take the edge off sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)