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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.
See also: full, throttle

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.
See also: full, speed

(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.
See also: full, throttle

throttle back

1. To slow one's vehicle down by or as by pulling back the throttle that controls the amount of fuel delivered to an engine. A noun or pronoun can be used between "throttle" and "back." Now, you'll want to throttle back as we approach the harbor. Investigators at the crash scene believe the driver failed to throttle the car back while taking the turn.
2. To slow down one's or something's activity or rate. A noun or pronoun can be used between "throttle" and "back." We're beginning to throttle production back in response to the stagnating economy. After a month of searching, police are throttling back their efforts to find the missing teenager.
See also: back, throttle

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.
See also: full, speed

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

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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.
See also: full, throttle

(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.
See also: full, throttle

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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Those trucks haven't had the throttle problems and remain on the road.
Our TACCO got out the book and vainly looked for an EP that covered stuck throttles.
Typically, Quadrastat sells the electronic throttle pedals directly to the vehicle OEM.
At right, city truck yard supervisor Gilbert Palomares walks past the new diesel-fuel-and-natural-gas buses not working Thursday because of throttle problems.
For its part, the new Camry is a terrific midsize commuter with its smooth ride and responsive throttle.
Its major products include floor-mounted pedals, hand throttles, rotary throttles and throttle position sensors.
After cracking my throttle open wide, I had to back off as the speeding tracks under me fought for grip and a turn approached.
The dual throttles can also be locked together for simplicity when flying single-engine aircraft.
And speaking of flight simulators, CH Products, long a leading name in computer control systems, has produced a new series of high-class joysticks and throttles.
Throttles with the embedded KMA200 are also currently available from Siemens VDO Automotive.