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English definition of “throttle”

throttle

verb [T] (PRESS THROAT)    /ˈθrɒt.l̩/ US  /ˈθrɑː.t̬l̩/
to press someone's throat very tightly so that they cannot breathe : informal Sometimes he annoys me so much that I could throttle him.Breathing and stopping breathingMurder and attempted murderKilling
(Definition of throttle verb (PRESS THROAT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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