Her words took some of the heat from his anger.
If more than one is said at the same time the longer word takes it.
Some words can take either form, often with a difference in meaning.
I know of patients who have died when a doctor's words took hope away.
Will: a word such as we took for our names.
He got to the door even before the house computer could open it, and without a word took the message in his hands.
Or saying you had to know whose word to take.
"Now, do all you who have heard those words take note of them."
His words were taking me into dark areas where I did not want to go.
By the end of the following day, her words had taken on a new force.