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at full throttle

As fast as something or someone can go Once Tom caught the ball, he took off at full throttle toward the end zone. I started feeling nauseous on the way home because Kelly was driving at full throttle on a windy highway.
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at full speed

As fast as possible. I drove at full speed, and I still got there late. Do you think she has a chance to win the race, if she runs at full speed? They are planning this wedding at full speed. I hope they don't forget any major details.
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(at) full throttle

As fast as something or someone can go. Once Tom caught the ball, he took off at full throttle toward the end zone. I started feeling nauseous on the way home because Kelly was driving full throttle on a windy highway.
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at full speed

 and at full tilt; at full throttle
as fast as possible. The motor was running at full speed. John finished his running at full tilt. When the horse reached the back stretch he was at full throttle.
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throttle something down

to reduce the speed of an engine by adjusting the throttle. She throttled her engine down and came to a stop. She throttled down her engine.
See also: down, throttle

at full throttle

or

full throttle

If you do something at full throttle or full throttle, you do it with all your energy and effort. Many violinists continue playing at full throttle well into old age. She was a high-powered Western businesswoman who went at things full throttle. Note: When someone is behaving like this, you can say they are at full throttle or are in full throttle. This was the actress whom I had seen in full throttle in performance the previous year. Note: Full throttle is used in other structures with a similar meaning. Palmer gives it full throttle on his latest album. Note: If an engine is operating at full throttle, it is operating at its maximum speed.
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(at) full ˈthrottle

if you do something at full throttle, you do it with as much speed and energy as you can: He’s determined to live his whole life at full throttle.
The throttle is a device that controls the amount of fuel going into the engine of a vehicle.
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throttle back

or throttle down
v.
1. To decrease the speed of an engine with a throttle: The captain throttled back when we entered the harbor.
2. To decrease the speed of some engine with a throttle: The captain throttled back the engine as we approached the dock. The pilot throttled the engine back to idle.
See also: back, throttle
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Figure 3 shows the experimental setup developed in this study for open-loop and closed-loop throttle position regulations.
The upper part is the data acquisition system, where the analog signals for ignition current, injection voltage, crank voltage from the inductive sensor and the voltage of the throttle position sensor are measured with a time based resolution of 0.
The objects of the investigation were throttle bodies different in terms of the design.
The diesel engine EGR system, which consists of an EGR valve, an air intake throttle valve, and an EGR cooler, recirculates a portion of the exhaust gas into the engine to lower the combustion temperature and hence reduce emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx).
The engine may idle too fast or may fail to idle down when the throttle lever is moved to the idle position; the engine may surge or over-rev; the engine may fail to reach the specified top speed; engine speed control may be erratic; or there may be delayed or sluggish response to changing load conditions or throttle movement.
Follow the rubber or plastic air duct from the air filter box up to the throttle body.
Another cause of throttle malfunction is corrosion of throttle linkages.
First two hours: Run engine at varied throttle settings up to 4500 rpm or three-quarter throttle and at WOT for about one minute every 10 minutes.
Inserting the throttles on the motor circuit leads to a pressure fall on each throttle.
The new pedal joins Orscheln's Electronic Throttle Control Systems line, a product range that includes standard floor-mounted foot pedal assemblies and suspended pedals.
Full Throttle rents recreational vehicles like snowmobiles, boats and jet skis on both an unlimited membership plan or daily rentals.
Cameron's Compression Systems says it worked with Woodward Governor Company to introduce a new integrated Governor Throttle Body (IGTB) as a field retrofit for the original mechanical throttle valve operated by any previous design governor.
For starters, the new R1 gets fly-by-wire throttle like its baby bro, Yamaha's R6.
A fingertip throttle controls speed as well as forward and reverse movement.