What does the word throttle mean?

Usage examples for throttle

  1. Paul was bending over him and, with a face distorted with rage, took him by the throat and shouted: " Another word, you dog, and I'll throttle the life out of you! – The Woman of Mystery by Maurice Leblanc
  2. Yes, he said, turn her round, and then I'll cut out the engine and throttle her down. – A Rogue by Compulsion by Victor Bridges
  3. If you mean by that, wealth, and he feels as if he could throttle the man, I shall care for her interest as I do for my mother, or my sisters. – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas