[ throt-l ]
/ ˈθrɒt l /
verb (used with object), throt·tled, throt·tling.
to stop the breath of by compressing the throat; strangle.
to choke or suffocate in any way.
to compress by fastening something tightly around.
to silence or check as if by choking: His message was throttled by censorship.
- 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.
Words nearby throttle
Idioms for throttle
at full throttle, at maximum speed.
Origin of throttle
OTHER WORDS FROM throttlethrot·tler, nounun·throt·tled, adjective
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With an unthrottled groan, he lowered himself into the chair and turned his dark gaze upon the senator.A Mixture of Genius|Arnold Castle
British Dictionary definitions for unthrottled
/ (ˈθrɒtəl) /
Also called: throttle valve any device that controls the quantity of fuel or fuel and air mixture entering an engine
an informal or dialect word for throat
to kill or injure by squeezing the throat
to suppressto throttle the press
to control or restrict (a flow of fluid) by means of a throttle valve
Derived forms of throttlethrottler, noun
Word Origin for throttle
C14: throtelen, from throte throat
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