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Throttle


THROT'TLE, noun [from throat.] The windpipe or larynx.

THROT'TLE, verb intransitive To choke; to suffocate; or to obstruct so as to endanger suffocation.

1. To breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated.

THROT'TLE, verb transitive To utter with breaks and interruptions, as a person half suffocated.

Throttle their practic'd accents in their fears.