throttle

Part of speech: noun

The windpipe.

Part of speech: noun

Throttler.

Part of speech: verb

To choke; shut off, as steam.

Part of speech: noun

The throat; windpipe.

Part of speech: noun

A valve closing the steam supply pipe of an engine.

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Usage examples "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", 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", 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", Amanda Minnie Douglas.