throttle back

Definition of throttle back

  1. :  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

  1. :  to compress the throat of :  choke

    :  to kill by such action

    :  to prevent or check expression or activity of :  suppress

  1. :  throat

    :  trachea

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

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

    :  the body considered as the wearer of clothes

    :  capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. :  to, toward, or at the rear

    :  in or into the past :  backward in time

    :  ago

  1. :  being at or in the back

    :  distant from a central or main area

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

  1. :  to support by material or moral assistance

    :  substantiate

    :  to assume financial responsibility for

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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