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throttle

 
Noun throttle has 2 senses
  1. accelerator, throttle, throttle valve - a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine
    --1 is a kind of valve
    --1 is a part of fuel system
    Derived form: verb throttle3
  2. accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle, gun - a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
    --2 is a kind of pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot lever
    --2 is a part of
     car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcar; airplane, aeroplane, plane
    Derived form: verb throttle3
Verb throttle has 3 senses
  1. restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
    --1 is one way to control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody PP
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. strangle, strangulate, throttle - 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"
    --2 is one way to kill
    Derived forms: noun throttler1, noun throttling1
    Sample sentence:
    They want to throttle the prisoners
  3. choke, throttle - reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor"
    --3 is one way to enrich
    Derived forms: noun throttle2, noun throttle1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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