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th ro tuh ling

  • n  the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the windpipe
  • v  place limits on (extent or access)
  • v  kill by squeezing the throat of so as to cut off the air
  • v  reduce the air supply

  • High prices have kept Russia's economy stable despite Putin's throttling of foreign investment and domestic small businesses.
  • Either that or Comcast, which has long been suspected of throttling back on bandwidth hogs, is punishing me.
  • It's pure pleasure to watch Rowling showing off her chops, managing the tension and throttling the pace up and down, and it's also a precious gift to the reader: we have plenty of .
News & Articles

  • Gov. Andrew M. Excuses
    Call him Gov. No-Can-Do. Instead of fixing a problem he admits is throttling the state’s economy — i.e., high taxes — Andrew Cuomo makes excuses. The governor says he wants to take New York’s reputation as “a high-tax state and just explode it, once and for all.” Amen to...
    June 17, 2013 - New York Post
  • Whitey Bulger shows soft spot for potential juror
    Accused mass murderer James “Whitey” Bulger — charged with gunning down, throttling and mutilating 19 men and women in cold blood — made a show of apparent consideration for a father of three with a sick wife, facing four months of jury duty.
    June 11, 2013 - Boston Herald

  • Jeffrey Immelt in Daily Finance (blog)
    While some of America's competitors were throttling up on manufacturing and R&D, we de-emphasized technology...... Our economy tilted instead toward the quicker profits of financial services,Immelt said, according to Reuters.
  • David Sole in Irish Examiner
    Reseachers are already developing tools that allow users to, among other things, measure the speed of their connection, run diagnostics and attempt to discern if their (Internet service provider) is blocking or throttling particular... Vinton Cerf USA Today Jan 29, 2009 99910 132649 throttling Sole added: It would have been possible for O'Gara to be concussed and to have swallowed his own tongue, and that could have caused it, rather than anyone deliberately throttling him." "That's the most extraordinary thing and if you were...

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