2. To utter with breaks and interruption, in the manner of a person half suffocated. [R.]
Throttle their practiced accent in their fears.Shak.
3. To shut off, or reduce flow of, as steam to an engine.
(Throt"tle), v. i.
1. To have the throat obstructed so as to be in danger of suffocation; to choke; to suffocate.
2. To breathe hard, as when nearly suffocated.
1. One who, or that which, throttles, or chokes.
2. (Zoöl.) See Flasher, 3 (b). [Prov. Eng.]
(Through) prep. [OE. thurgh, þurh, þuruh, þoruh, AS. þurh; akin to OS. thurh, thuru, OFries.
thruch, D. door, OHG. durh, duruh, G. durch, Goth. þaírh; cf. Ir. tri, tre, W. trwy. &radic53. Cf. Nostril,
1. From end to end of, or from side to side of; from one surface or limit of, to the opposite; into and out
of at the opposite, or at another, point; as, to bore through a piece of timber, or through a board; a ball
passes through the side of a ship.
2. Between the sides or walls of; within; as, to pass through a door; to go through an avenue.
Through the gate of ivory he dismissedDryden.
His valiant offspring.
3. By means of; by the agency of.
Through these hands this science has passed with great applause.Sir W. Temple.
Material things are presented only through their senses.Cheyne.
4. Over the whole surface or extent of; as, to ride through the country; to look through an account.
5. Among or in the midst of; used to denote passage; as, a fish swims through the water; the light
glimmers through a thicket.
6. From the beginning to the end of; to the end or conclusion of; as, through life; through the year.
1. From one end or side to the other; as, to pierce a thing through.
2. From beginning to end; as, to read a letter through.
3. To the end; to a conclusion; to the ultimate purpose; as, to carry a project through.
Through was formerly used to form compound adjectives where we now use thorough; as, through-
bred; through- lighted; through-placed, etc.
To drop through, to fall through; to come to naught; to fail. To fall through. See under Fall, v. i.