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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"There wasn't a moment to think, 'is this the end?' I stayed calm and went immediately into emergency checks, put the throttle down and radioed the airfield, so I could go down to land.
When it was out of sight, my father took the throttle down. I realized: with the tractor throttle up, the Bridges couldn't parley from a distance.
It's an early hint of the overriding trouble with "Getaway": It tries to put the throttle down before turning the key.
As such it employs an algorithm to "throttle up" and "throttle down" the volume of certain posts, the research note stated.
"It won't allow more than 20 pounds of boost without dying, so I was going half throttle down the straights.
R&I points out that the Latvian government forecasts the economic growth rate to throttle down to 2.5 %.
Beard, who earlier in the meet had won the open 400-meter crown, needed only about 80 meters to pass Roesler, and she didn't throttle down until she had crossed the finish line in first place.
The rules gradually throttle down the process from here to the end, and it's harder and harder to get things done.
He was never happier than when he was on his Harley Davidson roaring at full throttle down the road."
The prospect of ISPs able to "throttle down" sites as they desire should be sending up warning flags aplenty.
"This is not a Sunday afternoon, come on!" Both hands on the wheel, I pressed the throttle down and the 225bhp Vauxhall Corsa roared into life.
State-full test environments are critical to test the transitions from sleep to active modes; retry sequences; flow control mechanisms which require the sender to throttle down or up the traffic; and emulation of busses' dynamic physical characteristics that may change further to protocol events (termination, voltage level).
The R6 has twice as much power as the other two bikes, but then you only go as fast as you put the throttle down, don't you..."