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English noun: throttle

1. throttle (artifact) a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine


Synonymsaccelerator, throttle valve


Broader (hypernym)valve


Part meronymfuel system

2. throttle (artifact) a pedal that controls the throttle valve


SamplesHe stepped on the gas.


Synonymsaccelerator, accelerator pedal, gas, gas pedal, gun


Broader (hypernym)foot lever, foot pedal, pedal, treadle


Part meronymaeroplane, airplane, auto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar, plane


English verb: throttle

1. throttle (change) place limits on (extent or access)


SamplesRestrict the use of this parking lot.
Limit the time you can spend with your friends.


Synonymsbound, confine, limit, restrain, restrict, trammel


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)check, contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate


Narrower (hyponym)baffle, clamp down, constrain, constrain, crack down, cramp, cumber, draw a line, draw the line, encumber, gate, halter, hamper, harness, inhibit, mark off, mark out, reduce, regulate, rein, restrain, rule, stiffen, strangle, tie, tighten, tighten, tighten up

2. throttle (contact) kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air


SamplesHe tried to strangle his opponent.
A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes.


ExamplesThey want to throttle the prisoners


Synonymsstrangle, strangulate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)kill


Narrower (hyponym)garotte, garrote, garrotte, scrag


Entailcompact, compress, constrict, contract, press, squeeze

3. throttle (change) reduce the air supply


SamplesChoke a carburetor.


Synonymschoke


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)enrich









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