Associations to the word «Throttle»


THROTTLE, noun. A valve that regulates the supply of fuel-air mixture to an internal combustion engine and thus controls its speed; a similar valve that controls the air supply to an engine.
THROTTLE, noun. The lever or pedal that controls this valve.
THROTTLE, noun. The windpipe or trachea.
THROTTLE, verb. (transitive) To cut back on the speed of (an engine, person, organization, network connection, etc.).
THROTTLE, verb. (transitive) To strangle or choke someone.
THROTTLE, verb. (intransitive) To have the throat obstructed so as to be in danger of suffocation; to choke; to suffocate.
THROTTLE, verb. (intransitive) To breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated.
THROTTLE, verb. (transitive) To utter with breaks and interruption, in the manner of a person half suffocated.
THROTTLE BODY, noun. A part of the air intake system of a fuel injected engine, responsible for regulating the airflow into the engine.

Dictionary definition

THROTTLE, noun. A valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine.
THROTTLE, noun. A pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas".
THROTTLE, verb. Place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends".
THROTTLE, verb. 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".
THROTTLE, verb. Reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor".

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