throttle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “throttle” in the English Dictionary

"throttle" in British English

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throttlenoun [C]

uk   /ˈθrɒt.l̩/  us   /ˈθrɑː.t̬l̩/
a valve which ​allows more or less ​fuel to go into an ​engine and so ​changes the ​power with which the ​engineoperates

throttleverb [T]

uk   /ˈθrɒt.l̩/  us   /ˈθrɑː.t̬l̩/

throttle verb [T] (PRESS THROAT)

to ​press someone's ​throat very ​tightly so that they cannot ​breathe: informal Sometimes he ​annoys me so much that I could throttle him.

throttle verb [T] (PREVENT)

to ​prevent something from ​succeeding: The ​reduction in ​funds is throttling the ​development of new ​programmes.
(Definition of throttle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"throttle" in American English

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throttlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈθrɑt̬·əl/

throttle noun [C] (CONTROL)

a ​device that ​controls how much ​fuel goes into an ​engine

throttleverb [T]

 us   /ˈθrɑt̬·əl/

throttle verb [T] (PRESS THROAT)

to ​try to ​kill someone by ​pressing the ​throat so that the ​person cannot ​breathe: I’m so ​mad I could throttle him.
(Definition of throttle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “throttle”
in Spanish válvula reguladora, acelerador…
in Vietnamese van tiết lưu…
in Malaysian pendikit…
in Thai หัวเปิดปิดน้ำ…
in French accélérateur, arrivée de gaz…
in German der Gashebel…
in Chinese (Simplified) 节流阀, 油门…
in Turkish boğmak, gırtlaklamak, gırtlağına çökmek…
in Russian душить…
in Indonesian cuk…
in Chinese (Traditional) 節流閥, 油門…
in Polish dusić…
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