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Noun: throttle  thró-t(u)l
  1. A valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
    - accelerator, throttle valve
     
  2. A pedal that controls the throttle valve
    "he stepped on the throttle";
    - accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal [N. Amer], gas [N. Amer], gun
Verb: throttle  thró-t(u)l
  1. Place limits on (extent or access)
    - restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine
     
  2. Kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
    "he tried to throttle his opponent";
    - strangle, strangulate
     
  3. Reduce the air supply
    "throttle a carburettor";
    - choke

Derived forms: throttling, throttled, throttles

Type of: check, contain, control, curb, enrich, foot lever, foot pedal, hold, hold in, kill, moderate, pedal, treadle, valve

Part of: aeroplane [Brit], airplane [N. Amer], auto, automobile, car, fuel system, machine, motorcar, plane

Encyclopedia: Throttle