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synonyms for take the edge off

  • abate
  • curtail
  • decrease
  • dilute
  • diminish
  • dwindle
  • ease
  • erode
  • impair
  • lighten
  • minimize
  • mitigate
  • narrow
  • shrink
  • slacken
  • taper off
  • weaken
  • abridge
  • amputate
  • attenuate
  • clip
  • close
  • contract
  • crop
  • cut
  • de-escalate
  • decline
  • degrade
  • downsize
  • drain
  • minify
  • moderate
  • soft-pedal
  • taper
  • thin
  • truncate
  • become smaller
  • cut back
  • die down
  • grow less
  • roll back
  • slack up
  • slow down
  • take the bite out
  • take the sting out
  • wind down
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antonyms for take the edge off

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  • develop
  • enlarge
  • expand
  • extend
  • grow
  • increase
  • intensify
  • irritate
  • lengthen
  • prolong
  • strengthen
  • worsen
  • go up
  • rise
  • stretch
  • raise
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How to use take the edge off in a sentence

I take the Extream Bells, and set down the six Changes on them thus.
TINTINNALOGIA, OR, THE ART OF RINGINGRICHARD DUCKWORTH AND FABIAN STEDMAN
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Wycliffe translates the Vulgate: “And it as a modir onourid schal meete hym, and as a womman fro virgynyte schal take him.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
But it was necessary to take Silan, which the rebels hastened to strengthen, closely followed up by the Spaniards.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDSJOHN FOREMAN
And this summer it seemed to her that she never would be able to take proper care of her nestful of children.
THE TALE OF GRANDFATHER MOLEARTHUR SCOTT BAILEY
After a bit of waiting, Mac decided that the smoke was floating from a certain direction, and we began to edge carefully that way.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
A far-off volley rumbled over the plain, and a few birds stirred uneasily among the trees.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Where the dampness is excessive the fronds take on an unhealthy appearance, and mould may appear.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
Tell Lady Maude the candid truth, and take shame and blame to yourself, as you deserve.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
He was positive he had seen some one enter the room, go to the chair, and take the money from his pockets.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TAKE THE EDGE OFF

  • allay
  • assuage
  • ease
  • lighten
  • mitigate
  • mollify
  • pacify
  • pour oil on
  • soft-pedal
  • take the bite out
  • take the edge off
  • take the sting out
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.