Synonyms for throttle

Synonyms for (noun) throttle

Synonyms: accelerator, throttle, throttle valve

Definition: a valve that regulates the supply of fuel to the engine

Similar words: valve

Definition: control consisting of a mechanical device for controlling the flow of a fluid


Synonyms: accelerator, accelerator pedal, throttle, gas, gas pedal, gun

Definition: a pedal that controls the throttle valve

Usage: he stepped on the gas

Similar words: pedal, treadle, foot lever, foot pedal

Definition: a lever that is operated with the foot

Synonyms for (verb) throttle

Synonyms: throttle, choke

Definition: reduce the air supply

Usage: choke a carburetor

Similar words: enrich

Definition: make better or improve in quality

Usage: The experience enriched her understanding; enriched foods


Synonyms: restrain, restrict, confine, bound, limit, trammel, throttle

Definition: place limits on (extent or access)

Usage: restrict the use of this parking lot; limit the time you can spend with your friends

Similar words: contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, check, moderate

Definition: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

Usage: moderate your alcohol intake; hold your tongue; hold your temper; control your anger


Synonyms: strangle, strangulate, throttle

Definition: kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air

Usage: he tried to strangle his opponent; A man in Boston has been strangling several dozen prostitutes

Similar words: kill

Definition: cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly

Usage: This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank; The farmer killed a pig for the holidays