throttle-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: strangle, choke

He throttled his attacker.
A man in Boston has been throttling dozens of victims.
The Ultimate Cage Fighter throttled his opponent into submission.
Place a pillow over his head, and he is throttled.

VerbNet: poison-42.2
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: throttle.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 2: machinery

The mechanic throttled the carburetor.
The engine was throttled to reduce pressure bulid up.
John throttled the engine to give it more power

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: NP