Throttle - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈθrɑːtl|  American pronunciation of the word throttle
Brit.  |ˈθrɒt(ə)l|  British pronunciation of the word throttle


- a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine (syn: accelerator)
- a pedal that controls the throttle valve (syn: accelerator, gas, gun)


- place limits on (extent or amount or access) (syn: bound, confine, limit, restrict, trammel)
- kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air (syn: strangle, strangulate)
- reduce the air supply (syn: choke)

Extra examples

He throttled her in a fit of jealous rage.

I'm so mad I could throttle her!

When you press a car's accelerator, it opens the throttle, and the car goes faster.

He grabbed her by the throat and began throttling her.

He pushed the throttle forward.

He pushed the throttle backward.

The team's offense ran full throttle.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: throttle
he/she/it: throttles
present participle: throttling
past tense: throttled
past participle: throttled
singular: throttle
plural: throttles
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