- 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.
Idioms about throttle
Origin of throttle
OTHER WORDS FROM throttlethrottler, nounun·throt·tled, adjective
How to use throttle in a sentence
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.The Importance of Adult Classifieds|Hazlitt|September 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even the king of all search engines can be throttled up with a few simple tricks.13 Hacks to Improve Your Google Search|Nina Strochlic|September 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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
But she held him, and, half-throttled, he sank down sideways on the arm of the chair.A German Pompadour|Marie Hay
The amphibian coasted slowly in toward the beach, throttled down its motors and finally came to a halt.The Missing Formula|Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
He screamed once and clutched a stout, hanging creeper and clung there while his cry throttled down to a gasp.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
And by the way he said it I knew what he had in mind, and good friend that he was of mine I liked to have throttled him.Murder in Any Degree|Owen Johnson
Romashov thought at that moment that his voice sounded peculiar and unnatural, as if he were being throttled.The Duel|A. I. Kuprin