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English definition of “throttle”

throttle

verb [T] (PREVENT)    /ˈθrɒt.l̩/ US  /ˈθrɑː.t̬l̩/
to prevent something from succeeding: The reduction in funds is throttling the development of new programmes.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
(Definition of throttle verb (PREVENT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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