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THROTTLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does throttle mean? 

THROTTLE (noun)
  The noun THROTTLE has 2 senses:

1. a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
2. a pedal that controls the throttle valve

  Familiarity information: THROTTLE used as a noun is rare.


THROTTLE (verb)
  The verb THROTTLE has 3 senses:

1. place limits on (extent or access)
2. kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
3. reduce the air supply

  Familiarity information: THROTTLE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


THROTTLE (noun)


Sense 1throttle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

throttle; throttle valve; accelerator

Hypernyms ("throttle" is a kind of...):

valve (control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid)

Holonyms ("throttle" is a part of...):

fuel system (equipment in a motor vehicle or aircraft that delivers fuel to the engine)


Sense 2throttle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A pedal that controls the throttle valve

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

accelerator; accelerator pedal; gas pedal; throttle; gas; gun

Context example:

he stepped on the gas

Hypernyms ("throttle" is a kind of...):

foot lever; foot pedal; pedal; treadle (a lever that is operated with the foot)

Holonyms ("throttle" is a part of...):

aeroplane; airplane; plane (an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets)

auto; automobile; car; machine; motorcar (a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine)


THROTTLE (verb)


Sense 1throttle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place limits on (extent or access)

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

limit; throttle; trammel; confine; restrain; restrict; bound

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "throttle" is one way to...):

check; contain; control; curb; hold; hold in; moderate (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "throttle"):

constrain; cumber; encumber; restrain (hold back)

inhibit (limit the range or extent of)

clamp down; crack down (repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable))

constrain; stiffen; tighten; tighten up (restrict)

cramp; halter; hamper; strangle (prevent the progress or free movement of)

baffle; regulate (check the emission of (sound))

harness; rein; rule (keep in check)

mark off; mark out (set boundaries to and delimit)

draw a line; draw the line (reasonably object (to) or set a limit (on))

gate (restrict (school boys') movement to the dormitory or campus as a means of punishment)

tie (limit or restrict to)

reduce; tighten (narrow or limit)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 2throttle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

strangle; strangulate; throttle

Context examples:

he tried to strangle his opponent / A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes

Hypernyms (to "throttle" is one way to...):

kill (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly)

"Throttle" entails doing...:

compact; compress; constrict; contract; press; squeeze (squeeze or press together)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "throttle"):

garotte; garrote; garrotte; scrag (strangle with an iron collar)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to throttle the prisoners


Sense 3throttle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Reduce the air supply

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

throttle; choke

Context example:

choke a carburetor

Hypernyms (to "throttle" is one way to...):

enrich (make better or improve in quality)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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