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Definition of throttle noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a device that controls the amount of fuel that goes into the engine of a vehicle, for example the accelerator in a car He drove along at full throttle (= as fast as possible).
  2. 2(figurative) The campaign is continuing to run at full throttle.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: throttle