- 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
Unable to serve indoors at full throttle, restaurants and bars put creativity on the menu and stepped outside the box – and into al fresco.Restaurants, bars put creativity on the menu in 2020|Evan Caplan|December 30, 2020|Washington Blade
The Zero FX I rode, like other electric bikes, is operated simply by rolling on the throttle in your right hand.I rode an electric motorcycle for the first time. Here’s what I learned.|Rob Verger|December 10, 2020|Popular-Science
The driver continues to operate the brake and throttle normally, but the system turns the Navigator’s steering wheel automatically.Backing up a trailer is really hard, but this $100,000 SUV offers a new solution|Dan Carney|November 19, 2020|Popular-Science
Some companies fear “throttling”—a deliberate slowing—which may become more frequently used by the ISPs.Porn Fights For Your Right to Surf: Pornhub, YouPorn, and Redtube Lead Charge For Net Neutrality|Aurora Snow|September 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Then there is an unprecedented increase in Israeli settlements and land takeover throttling the idea of a Palestinian state.The Rise Of Palestinian Non-Violent Resistance: A Conversation With Mustafa Barghouti|Raja Shehadeh|March 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yes, the thing's quite limp; tired out with throttling poor old Peter, I should say.
With a squeak, Keen shifted his hold from the shoulder to the throat, half throttling Grimalkin.Lives of the Fur Folk|M. D. Haviland
Throttling down the power of the engine he spirals downwards, keenly observing the country below.The Aeroplane Speaks|H. Barber
He held out his arms; Leander sprang into them, nearly throttling him in the violence of his embrace.Friendship and Folly|Maria Louise Pool
We may fill up the measure of His sacrifice yet needed, in healing men's wounds and in throttling sin's power.Quiet Talks with World Winners|S. D. Gordon