throttle back

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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Operators looking for increased endurance and range can throttle back and extend capabilities due to better specific fuel consumption ratings.
But what puzzles me is why a man at the peak of his career now says that despite his success he is going to throttle back and spend more time with his wife Lulu, who he met as a teenager, and to whom he's been married for 18 years.
Once I was in the air she was climbing like a rocket, I pulled the throttle back but still we were "Once I was in the air she was climbing like a rocket, I pulled the throttle back but still we were climbing and by the time I had settled down I looked behind me and the aireld looked miles behind me.
As I lowered the nose for the descent, I pulled the throttle back to idle and the engine stopped firing.
The source further added that Jagger had planned to throttle back at the end of the tour and considered to live at a more leisurely pace.
Corely pulled the throttle back, white smoke and flames started coming from the top of the aircraft.
With the threat of the currency bloc's break-up receding; some euro zone officials are saying now is the time to throttle back on debt-cutting drives because calmer financial markets will not react badly.
The group highlighted the apartment industry's growing economic contribution, the changing demographics likely to continue driving growth in the sector and specific policy issues, including housing finance and tax reform, which could potentially throttle back the industry's productivity.
The Majlis is trying to throttle back the Ahmadinejad Administration by saying it cannot sell foreign currency earned from oil in order to make monthly welfare payments to the public.
If consumption goes up, you automatically throttle back.
With the huge 325,000 barrel per day (bpd) crude oil unit at Motiva's Port Arthur, Texas, refinery now expected to be out of commission for as long as a year, crippling the biggest plant in the US just weeks after the completion of a $10 billion expansion project, the Saudis are likely to throttle back US exports that hit four-year peaks in recent months.
Others in the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, including Iran and Iraq, need a higher price than Saudi Arabia to balance budgets and they may call on Riyadh to throttle back when producers meet on June 14 to set output policy.
Today's Full Moon suggests you may need to throttle back on certain expenses.
14 April 2011 -- Spotify, the music streaming website, will throttle back its free music service from 1 May 2011, in a move to cut the number of tracks fans can listen to without paying, the Financial Times reports.
The large cone hopper and overflow chute buffer feed variations and prevent material from backing up to the screen which allows production rates to stay at peak levels with no need to throttle back.