A light continuos noise filter was used to take the edge off the tape hiss.
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 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.