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Topic: MOTOR VEHICLES


throttle

2 noun
     
throttle2 [countable]
1TTC technical a piece of equipment that controls the amount of fuel going into a vehicle's engine
at/on full throttle
the engines were at full throttle (=the throttle was open so the engines could go very fast)
2

full throttle

as fast or as much as possible:
The team's offense ran full throttle.
at/on full throttle
a political campaign on full throttle
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