verb (used with object), throt·tled, throt·tling.
- to obstruct or check the flow of (a fluid), as to control the speed of an engine.
- to reduce the pressure of (a fluid) by passing it from a smaller area to a larger one.
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Idioms for throttle
Origin of throttle
OTHER WORDS FROM throttlethrottler, nounun·throt·tled, adjective
Words nearby throttle
Example sentences from the Web for throttle
It operates with a twist throttle, so Wilder is learning real motorcycle control skills, as well as balance, as he rips around trails on this thing at nine miles per hour, the top speed.
Because you don’t need to shift, accelerating is an easy, linear experience—twist that throttle and zoom forward.I rode an electric motorcycle for the first time. Here’s what I learned.|Rob Verger|December 10, 2020|Popular Science
Although sometimes when it’s difficult, the tendency for me is not to want to walk away from it, I just want to go full throttle forward and just plunge into it.Dan Rather: Propaganda and injustice are a ‘very potent, toxic mix’|Joe Heim|November 23, 2020|Washington Post
Ergonomic controls are mounted right on the tube for ease-of-use, and a cruise-control feature allows you to maintain constant air-power for extended periods without riding the throttle.
The motor assists when the rider is pedaling or when the rider uses a throttle to accelerate without pedaling.Do You Want to Buy an E-Cargo Bike? Read This First.|Joe Lindsey|August 30, 2020|Outside Online
When you hit a throttle on a sprint car, the car sets sideways.Homicide or Accident in Tony Stewart’s NASCAR Scandal?|Robert Silverman|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But, really, the whole episode was a reminder of how reform can swerve when a government has its foot to the throttle.
Have they not called out of the nation's heart all that was best to throttle and subdue all that was worst?The Color Line|William Benjamin Smith
The engine is regulated by an ordinary Porter governor actuating the throttle valve, O.
As soon as the engine begins to run properly, the spark is advanced and the throttle closed down to the required point.Motors|James Slough Zerbe
Then he opened the throttle and the Fuor d'Italia leaped forward and raced away with an angry roar.El Diablo|Brayton Norton
The rudder is controlled by the feet, and the throttle is on the right side.Lest We Forget|John Gilbert Thompson