throttle back

phrasal verb
throttled back; throttling back; throttles back

Definition of throttle back

: to reduce the amount of fuel flowing to an engine by adjusting the throttle He throttled back to 45 mph. sometimes used figuratively with respect to intensity You need to throttle back your anger.

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“Throttle back.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throttle%20back. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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