- 1to attack or kill someone by squeezing their throat in order to stop them from breathing synonym strangle
- 2 He throttled the guard with his bare hands.
- 3(humorous) I like her, although I could cheerfully throttle her at times (= because she is annoying).
- 4(figurative) The city is being throttled by traffic. Phrasal Verbsthrottle (something) back/down/up
NAmE//ˈθrɑt̮l//throttle somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they throttle
he / she / it throttles
past simple throttled
-ing form throttling