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
Even Biden seems hesitant to go full throttle against Hillary.
So while the Republican race is in full throttle, the Democrats are left in standby mode.Democratic Presidential Contenders Stay in the Shadows|David Catanese|May 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When adultescents return home, mothers tend to reinvest full throttle in their dormant parenting role.Boomerang Moms: When Mommy Returns to Deal With ‘Adultescents’|Sally Koslow|June 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Riders get traction control, electronic suspension adjustment, and a ride-by-wire throttle.Ducati’s Panigale and History’s Most Innovative Motorcycles|Chris Hunter|November 13, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Bending lower over the handlebars, he opened the throttle with a twist of his left hand.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
A further control of the high speed jet is provided by the fuel metering valve operated by the carbureter throttle.
Advance spark lever about half way and throttle lever about one-quarter way and depress starter pedal.
If the engine idles too fast with throttle closed, the latter may be adjusted by means of the throttle lever adjusting screw.
Karl cried, trying blindly to reach him, to grasp his throat to throttle him.The Devil|Joseph O'Brien