throttle down

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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.
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Even where localities try to throttle down development of open land, they often find so many homebuilding permits in the pipeline that it takes years to show appreciable change.
He pulled in very sharply and fast, so fast he must have put his throttle down and pulled in way in front of me.
Hockenbery says that rather than throttle down the generation of free radicals in the first place, the bcl-2 protein seems to stop them from wreaking havoc in the cell -- at least in the examples of apoptosis they studied.
And, while competing semi-rugged notebooks will throttle down the CPU to as little as 36% to avoid overheating, the advanced thermal design of the S400 allows it to maintain over 89% performance even at 140xF.
He'll throttle down to about 2 or 3 knots, set up his monitor so it shows the Side Imaging view, and watch his screen for the tell-tale midwater circles that show a 10-foot by 10-foot ball of glass minnows, pilchards or mullet.
In the second half, UO line coach Steve Greatwood had his linemen throttle down some because they'd been too eager to make their blocks.
Talented Long Island University opened an eight-point halftime lead and put the throttle down in the second half en route to a convincing, 70-51 victory yesterday at the Wellness Center.
It ensures that vital applications provide timely service and can throttle down application resource usage when server capacity is needed to run higher priority applications.
Put the throttle down on the motorway and you experience similar averages.
When things finally throttle down into a zonked kind of family values statement at the end, the irony is stinging enough to make you wonder if that's not just as ephemeral a trend for conservative times as polyester was when the Bee Gees were big.
So, if mania and depression are the result of such overactive systems (whether by an abnormal amount of triggering molecules or because of another more subtle reason), lithium would throttle down the system common to both.