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throttle - Dictionary definition and meaning for word throttle

(noun) a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
(noun) a pedal that controls the throttle valve
Example Sentence
  • he stepped on the gas

(verb) place limits on (extent or access)
Synonyms : bound , confine , limit , restrain , restrict , trammel
Example Sentence
  • restrict the use of this parking lot
  • limit the time you can spend with your friends

(verb) kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
Synonyms : strangle , strangulate
Example Sentence
  • he tried to strangle his opponent
  • A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes

(verb) reduce the air supply
Synonyms : choke
Example Sentence
  • choke a carburetor

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for throttle

throttle rhymes with THROAT KILL, it means to KILL BY SQUEEZING THE THROAT.
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by imajeeth

THROTTLE=THROAT +BOTTLE....imagine you got up at nite to drink water from your BOTTLE when suddenly a pair of hands come out of the wall and try to STRANGLE YOU...bhooooot(ghost)!!!.............;)
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by verbal800

throt+tle....strabgling of throat...will stop the air to come in..or will cause problem while breathing...regulate the speed of something by strangling the important part of sth...if someone strangle the throat..life is stooped..or speed of life is r
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by preetisoni2411

Throttle is to Strangle someone until she/he runs out of breath and falls down dead.
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by pushpa_edit

Charles's angels- full "throttle"
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by aditibehl

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