Dictionary Results for throttle


1. throttle - noun

· a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine

Synonym(s): accelerator, throttle_valve

Hypernym(s): valve




2. throttle - noun

· a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"

Synonym(s): accelerator, accelerator_pedal, gas_pedal, gas, gun

Hypernym(s): pedal, treadle, foot_pedal, foot_lever




3. throttle - verb

· place limits on (extent or amount or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"

Synonym(s): restrict, trammel, limit, bound, confine




4. throttle - verb

· kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air; "he tried to strangulate his opponent"; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes"

Synonym(s): strangle, strangulate

Hypernym(s): kill




5. throttle - verb

· reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor"

Synonym(s): choke

Hypernym(s): enrich





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