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Definitions and Synonyms of throttle | Another word for throttle | What is throttle?

Definition 1: a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for throttle in the sense of this definition

(throttle is a kind of ...) control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid

(... is part of throttle) equipment in a motor vehicle or aircraft that delivers fuel to the engine

Definition 2: a pedal that controls the throttle valve - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where throttle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stepped on the gas

Synonyms for throttle in the sense of this definition

(throttle is a kind of ...) a lever that is operated with the foot

(... is part of throttle) an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets

"the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"

(... is part of throttle) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

"he needs a car to get to work"

Definition 3: reduce the air supply - [verb of change]

Samples where throttle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • choke a carburetor

Synonyms for throttle in the sense of this definition

(throttle is a kind of ...) make better or improve in quality

"The experience enriched her understanding" "enriched foods"

Definition 4: place limits on (extent or amount or access) - [verb of change]

Samples where throttle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • restrict the use of this parking lot
  • limit the time you can spend with your friends

Synonyms for throttle in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of throttle ) narrow or limit

"reduce the influx of foreigners"

(... is a kind of throttle ) restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult

(... is a kind of throttle ) set, mark, or draw the boundaries of something

(... is a kind of throttle ) repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)

"The police clamped down on illegal drugs"

(... is a kind of throttle ) severely restrict in scope or extent

"tighten the rules" "stiffen the regulations"

(... is a kind of throttle ) 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"

(... is a kind of throttle ) set boundaries to and delimit

"mark out the territory"

(... is a kind of throttle ) reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on)

"I draw the line when it comes to lending money to friends!"

(... is a kind of throttle ) restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment

(... is a kind of throttle ) limit or restrict to

"I am tied to UNIX" "These big jets are tied to large airports"

(... is a kind of throttle ) limit in quality or quantity

Definition 5: kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air - [verb of contact]

Samples where throttle or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he tried to strangulate his opponent
  • A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes

Synonyms for throttle in the sense of this definition

(throttle is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of throttle ) strangle with an iron collar

"people were garrotted during the Inquisition in Spain"

(throttle implies ...) squeeze or press together

"she compressed her lips" "the spasm contracted the muscle"

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