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throt·tle

 (thrŏt′l)
n.
1. A valve that regulates the flow of a fluid, such as the valve in an internal-combustion engine that controls the amount of air-fuel mixture entering the cylinders.
2. A lever or pedal controlling such a valve.
tr.v. throt·tled, throt·tling, throt·tles
1.
a. To regulate the flow of (fuel) in an engine.
b. To regulate the speed of (an engine) with a throttle.
2. To suppress: tried to throttle the press.
3. To strangle (a person); choke.

[Short for throttle valve, from throttle, to strangle, choke, from Middle English throtelen, probably from throte, throat; see throat.]

throt′tler n.

throttle

(ˈθrɒtəl)
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) Also called: throttle valve any device that controls the quantity of fuel or fuel and air mixture entering an engine
2. (Anatomy) an informal or dialect word for throat
vb (tr)
3. to kill or injure by squeezing the throat
4. to suppress: to throttle the press.
5. (Mechanical Engineering) to control or restrict (a flow of fluid) by means of a throttle valve
[C14: throtelen, from throte throat]
ˈthrottler n

throt•tle

(ˈθrɒt l)

n., v. -tled, -tling. n.
1.
a. the valve in an internal-combustion engine that regulates the amount of fuel entering the cylinders.
b. the lever that controls this valve.
2. the throat, gullet, or windpipe, as of a horse.
v.t.
3. to stop the breath of by compressing the throat; strangle.
4. to choke or suffocate in any way.
5. to silence or check as if by choking.
6.
a. to obstruct or check the flow of (a fluid), as to control the speed of an engine.
b. to reduce the pressure of (a fluid) by passing it from a smaller area to a larger one.
Idioms:
at full throttle, at maximum speed or effort.
[1350–1400; (v.) Middle English throtelen, frequentative of throten to cut the throat of, strangle]
throt′tler, n.

throttle


Past participle: throttled
Gerund: throttling

Imperative
throttle
throttle
Present
I throttle
you throttle
he/she/it throttles
we throttle
you throttle
they throttle
Preterite
I throttled
you throttled
he/she/it throttled
we throttled
you throttled
they throttled
Present Continuous
I am throttling
you are throttling
he/she/it is throttling
we are throttling
you are throttling
they are throttling
Present Perfect
I have throttled
you have throttled
he/she/it has throttled
we have throttled
you have throttled
they have throttled
Past Continuous
I was throttling
you were throttling
he/she/it was throttling
we were throttling
you were throttling
they were throttling
Past Perfect
I had throttled
you had throttled
he/she/it had throttled
we had throttled
you had throttled
they had throttled
Future
I will throttle
you will throttle
he/she/it will throttle
we will throttle
you will throttle
they will throttle
Future Perfect
I will have throttled
you will have throttled
he/she/it will have throttled
we will have throttled
you will have throttled
they will have throttled
Future Continuous
I will be throttling
you will be throttling
he/she/it will be throttling
we will be throttling
you will be throttling
they will be throttling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been throttling
you have been throttling
he/she/it has been throttling
we have been throttling
you have been throttling
they have been throttling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been throttling
you will have been throttling
he/she/it will have been throttling
we will have been throttling
you will have been throttling
they will have been throttling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been throttling
you had been throttling
he/she/it had been throttling
we had been throttling
you had been throttling
they had been throttling
Conditional
I would throttle
you would throttle
he/she/it would throttle
we would throttle
you would throttle
they would throttle
Past Conditional
I would have throttled
you would have throttled
he/she/it would have throttled
we would have throttled
you would have throttled
they would have throttled

throttle

To restrict the amount of data that may be transferred across a network or to restrict the flow of certain kinds of data. Throttling is often performed by telecommunication companies to ensure that certain kinds of data, such as peer-to-peer data traffic, do not take up an excessive amount of their available bandwidth.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.throttle - a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the enginethrottle - a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
fuel system - equipment in a motor vehicle or aircraft that delivers fuel to the engine
valve - control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid
2.throttle - a pedal that controls the throttle valvethrottle - a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
foot lever, foot pedal, treadle, pedal - a lever that is operated with the foot
Verb1.throttle - place limits on (extent or access)throttle - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
tighten, reduce - narrow or limit; "reduce the influx of foreigners"
tie - limit or restrict to; "I am tied to UNIX"; "These big jets are tied to large airports"
gate - restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment
draw a line, draw the line - reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on); "I draw the line when it comes to lending money to friends!"
mark off, mark out - set boundaries to and delimit; "mark out the territory"
harness, rein, rule - keep in check; "rule one's temper"
baffle, regulate - check the emission of (sound)
hamper, cramp, halter, strangle - prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
tighten up, constrain, stiffen, tighten - restrict; "Tighten the rules"; "stiffen the regulations"
clamp down, crack down - repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable); "The police clamped down on illegal drugs"
inhibit - limit the range or extent of; "Contact between the young was inhibited by strict social customs"
curb, hold in, control, moderate, contain, check, hold - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
2.throttle - kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air; "he tried to strangle his opponent"; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"
kill - cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays"
garotte, garrote, garrotte, scrag - strangle with an iron collar; "people were garrotted during the Inquisition in Spain"
3.throttle - reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor"
enrich - make better or improve in quality; "The experience enriched her understanding"; "enriched foods"

throttle

verb
1. strangle, choke, garrotte, strangulate He tried to throttle her with wire.
2. suppress, inhibit, stifle, control, silence, gag The over-valuation of sterling is throttling industry.

throttle

verb
1. To hold (something requiring an outlet) in check:
Informal: sit on (or upon).
2. To interfere with or stop the normal breathing of, especially by constricting the windpipe:
Translations
صِمام خانِقيَخْنُق بالقَبْض على الحَلْق
škrtící klapkaškrtit
gashåndtagkvælespeeder
fojtószelep
eldsneytisgjöftaka um kverkarnar á
droselis
droseleslāpētsmacētžņaugt
boğmakgaz kelebeği

throttle

[ˈθrɒtl]
A. N (Mech) → regulador m, válvula f reguladora, estrangulador m (Aut) (= accelerator) → acelerador m
the engine was at full throttleel motor estaba funcionando a toda marcha
to give an engine full throttleacelerar un motor al máximo
B. VT (= strangle) → ahogar, estrangular
throttle back, throttle down (Mech)
A. VT + ADV to throttle back or throttle down the enginemoderar la marcha
B. VI + ADVmoderar la marcha

throttle

[ˈθrɒtəl]
n
(in vehicle)accélérateur m
at full throttle (fig) (= at great speed) → à pleins gaz
vtétrangler

throttle

vt
(lit) personerdrosseln, erwürgen
(fig) feelingsersticken, unterdrücken; oppositionersticken, unterbinden; economydrosseln; to throttle the pressdie Presse knebeln
(Tech) = throttle back
n
(on engine) → Drossel f; (Aut etc: = lever) → Gashebel m; (= valve)Drosselklappe f; at full throttlemit Vollgas; to open/close the throttledie Drossel öffnen/schließen; (Aut etc) → Gas geben/zurücknehmen
(hum, = throat) → Kehle f

throttle

[ˈθrɒtl]
1. n (on motorcycle) → (manopola del) gas; (valve) → valvola a farfalla; (on motorboats) → (manetta del) gas
to go at full throttle → andare a tutto gas
2. vt (strangle) → strangolare, strozzare
3. vi to throttle back or downtogliere il gas

throttle

(ˈθrotl) noun
(in engines, the lever attached to) the valve controlling the flow of steam, petrol etc. The car went faster as he opened the throttle.
verb
to choke (someone) by gripping the throat. This scarf is throttling me!
References in classic literature ?
Marija felt, so to speak, that she had her hand on the throttle, and the neighborhood was vocal with her rejoicings.
I'm a little too old for those long arms of yours to throttle me in fun.
The jackal then invigorated himself with a bum for his throttle, and a fresh application to his head, and applied himself to the collection of a second meal; this was administered to the lion in the same manner, and was not disposed of until the clocks struck three in the morning.
Hold your tongue about Miss Nancy, you fool," said Godfrey, turning red, "else I'll throttle you.
This man, so profoundly astute, hypocritical, and sly; this Cromwell of the Val-Noble,--behaves in his home as he behaves to the aristocracy, whom he caresses in hopes to throttle them.
Indeed, he saw a picture of himself, dust- stained, haggard, panting, flying to the front at the proper moment to seize and throttle the dark, leering witch of calamity.
I suppose it's no use trying to throttle you in order to find out; it would be displeasing to pass the night with a corpse.
Then they open their throttle valves, and how they do brag, and sneer, and swell, and soar, and blaspheme the sacred name of Truth
I don't care a straw about anyone but those I love; but those I love, I love so that I would give my life for them, and the others I'd throttle if they stood in my way.
I've got help, you see; and you can't throttle three men, whatever you may have d one at Barkingham with one.
Recovering somewhat from my surprise at this astounding charge, I was half-minded to throttle the audacious accuser, but was restrained by a sudden conviction that came to me in the light of a revelation.
Then he would dart into the hut during the excitement, throttle the chief screamer, and be gone into the jungle before the blacks could gather their scattered nerves for an assault.