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
Example sentences from the Web for throttle
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