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throttle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthrottlethrot‧tle1 /ˈθrɒtl $ ˈθrɑːtl/ verb [transitive]  1 BREATHEto kill or injure someone by holding their throat very tightly so that they cannot breathe syn strangle He grabbed her by the throat and began throttling her.2 FAILto make it difficult or impossible for something to succeed policies which are throttling many Asian economies3 to slow down the speed of an Internet connection throttle back→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
throttleOn occasion he found himself scanning the lake, throttling down as he passed bleak islands of rock and pine.I could see them twitch with confusion, like machines throttled full ahead and with the brake on.There was a pair of hands round her throat, throttling her.I fear it can throttle imagination.His gnarled hands throttled the bulwarks.I remember when I found out Mandy was sleeping with that geek Kevin, I felt like throttling the pair of them.The government is attempting to throttle the uprising before it spreads.
Related topics: Motor vehicles
throttlethrottle2 noun [countable]  1 TTC technical a piece of equipment that controls the amount of fuel going into a vehicle’s engineat/on full throttle The engines were at full throttle (=the throttle was open so the engines could go very fast).2 full throttle
Examples from the Corpus
throttleAs the boat is reversing steadily, Grant gives it full throttle forward.The lighter valves also allow the firm to use 30 per cent softer valve springs-improving throttle response.He took his left hand off the throttle and punched himself in the face.Ace threw herself at the speeder controls, stamping on the throttle override while wrenching the steering column forward.For autorotation practice, the throttle will be set to give a safe idle speed.There's not a huge level of power available-you can snap the throttle open without feeling intimidated.Yanto grinned and twisted the throttle again.The throttle twist grip on the end of the collective stick has to be coordinated with the up and down movements.at/on full throttleWith mainsail set and at full throttle we steamed for home.Under harder acceleration it intrudes, finishing up as a deep, rough-edged sounding beat at full throttle.Mike Holmgren is coming home the way anyone would like to do it, a winner, career at full throttle.Between six-day-a-week early morning practices and a string of visits by high school recruits, Jody is at full throttle.A Tory campaign machine on full throttle generally encountered sour looks and sullen stares.The single four-barrel Holley carb can gulp down a staggering 750 cubic feet of air every minute at full throttle.Shelford was at full throttle and all that stood in his way to a four pointer was the frail-looking frame of Roebuck.Not, apparently, because companies have ceased considering takeovers - everyone talks of City corporate finance departments working on full throttle.
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Verb table
throttle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theythrottle
he, she, itthrottles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theythrottled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave throttled
he, she, ithas throttled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad throttled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill throttle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have throttled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam throttling
he, she, itis throttling
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you, we, theyare throttling
Past
I, he, she, itwas throttling
you, we, theywere throttling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been throttling
he, she, ithas been throttling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been throttling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be throttling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been throttling
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