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.
Origin of throttle
Examples from the Web for throttled
To be fair, he told me that he would kill me while he throttled my neck, and once I broke free I tried desperately to fight back.I Was Pregnant When He Hit Me. Here's #WhyIStayed.|Anonymous|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These were men of their time, and their aesthetic interest in the ancient world was throttled by Christian prudery.
Even the king of all search engines can be throttled up with a few simple tricks.
A: Well, we didn't shut it down—we throttled it back, to be fair.No Japan Effect: Steven Chu's Plan for Clean and Safe Energy in America|John Avlon|April 4, 2011|DAILY BEAST
If he bad met Edward Marston face to face now he would have sprung upon him and throttled him where he stood.Rogues and Vagabonds|George R. Sims
Forsooth, as if spirit could be thrust through with steel or throttled by a rope!The Jacket (The Star-Rover)|Jack London
I tore them off me, I throttled at them in vain: when I would have flung them from me, they clung to my hands like limpets.Lilith|George MacDonald
It was a grip Von Arnheim was powerless to break, and it was only a question of time until he would be throttled into submission.The Radio Boys on the Mexican Border|Gerald Breckenridge
The engines were throttled down to half speed ahead, which eased the laboring of the vessel somewhat.Bobby Blake on a Plantation|Frank A. Warner
British Dictionary definitions for throttled
Word Origin for throttle
Word Origin and History for throttled
"strangle to death," c.1400, probably from Middle English throte "throat" (see throat). Related: Throttled; throttling. The noun, in the mechanical sense, is first recorded 1870s, from throttle-valve (1824), but was used earlier as a synonym for "throat" (1540s); it appears to be an independent formation, not derived from the verb.