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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.


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

Broader (hypernym)enrich

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