throttle back

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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.

Word by Word Definitions

throttle play
  1. : to compress the throat of : choke

  2. : to kill by such action

  3. : to prevent or check expression or activity of : suppress

  1. : a valve for regulating the supply of a fluid (such as steam) to an engine

  2. : the lever controlling this valve

  3. : the condition of being throttled

back play
  1. : the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine

  2. : the body considered as the wearer of clothes

  3. : capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. : to, toward, or at the rear

  2. : in or into the past : backward in time

  3. : to or at an angle off the vertical

  1. : being at or in the back

  2. : distant from a central or main area

  3. : articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage : formed deep within the mouth

  1. : to support by material or moral assistance

  2. : substantiate

  3. : to assume financial responsibility for


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