throttle back - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
present tense
I/you/we/theythrottle back
he/she/itthrottles back
present participlethrottling back
past tensethrottled back
past participlethrottled back
  1. to reduce the speed of a vehicle by reducing the supply of fuel to the engine
     Synonyms and related words
See also main entry: throttle