- 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.
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
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