Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun throttle

2 senses of throttle

Sense 1
accelerator, throttle, throttle valve -- (a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine)
       => valve -- (control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid)

Sense 2
accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle, gun -- (a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas")
       => pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot lever -- (a lever that is operated with the foot)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb throttle

3 senses of throttle

Sense 1
restrict, restrain, trammel, limit, bound, confine, throttle -- (place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends")
       => control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate -- (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger")

Sense 2
strangle, strangulate, throttle -- (kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air; "he tried to strangle his opponent"; "A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes")
       => kill -- (cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly; "This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank"; "The farmer killed a pig for the holidays")

Sense 3
choke, throttle -- (reduce the air supply; "choke a carburetor")
       => enrich -- (make better or improve in quality; "The experience enriched her understanding"; "enriched foods")

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