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English definition of “throttle (sth) back/down”

throttle (sth) back/down

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with throttle   /ˈθrɒt.l̩/ us    /ˈθrɑː.t̬l̩/
to reduce speed, or to reduce the power and speed being produced by an engine: The pilot throttled back (the engines) as he came in to land.Increasing and decreasing speed of motionAviationTravelling by aircraftMovement through the air
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