Also called throttle lever. a lever, pedal, handle, etc., for controlling or manipulating a .
the throat, gullet, or windpipe, as of a horse.
to stop the breath of by compressing the throat; strangle.
to choke or suffocate in any way.
to compress by fastening something tightly around.
to silence or check as if by choking:
His message was throttled by censorship.
to obstruct or check the flow of (a fluid), as to control the speed of an engine.
to reduce the pressure of (a fluid) by passing it from a smaller area to a larger one.
at full throttle, at maximum speed.
Also called throttle valve. any device that controls the quantity of fuel or fuel and air mixture entering an engine
an informal or dialect word for throat
to kill or injure by squeezing the throat
to suppress: to throttle the press
to control or restrict (a flow of fluid) by means of a throttle valve
“strangle to death,” c.1400, probably from Middle English throte “throat” (see throat). Related: Throttled; throttling. The noun, in the mechanical sense, is first recorded 1870s, from throttle-valve (1824), but was used earlier as a synonym for “throat” (1540s); it appears to be an independent formation, not derived from the verb.
to look steadily and intently, as with great curiosity, interest, pleasure, or wonder. a steady or intent look. at gaze, Heraldry. (of a deer or deerlike animal) represented as seen from the side with the head looking toward the spectator: a stag at gaze. Contemporary Examples She looks out of the frame, her gaze sometimes […]
- At full tilt
see: full tilt
- At grade
a degree or step in a scale, as of rank, advancement, quality, value, or intensity: the best grade of paper. a class of persons or things of the same relative rank, quality, etc. a step or stage in a course or process. a single division of a school classified according to the age or progress […]
the or aim of a . at gunpoint, under threat of being shot: He carried out the robber’s orders at gunpoint. Contemporary Examples He often was assigned to Times Square, where he and a partner had grabbed a suspect in a gunpoint rape. NYPD Scandals Obscure the Decency of the Majority, Cops Say Michael Daly […]