An example of throttle is for a device to control how fuel moves through a car engine.
An example of throttle is to strangle someone.
Tried to throttle the press.
An example of a throttle is a car part that controls how fuel moves through the system.
Origin of throttle
- Short for throttle valve from throttle to strangle, choke from Middle English throtelen probably from throte throat throat
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English throtlen (“to choke, strangle, suffocate"), from the noun (see above). Compare German erdrosseln (“to strangle, choke, throttle").