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 for throttling
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Throttle \Throt"tle\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Throttled; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Throttling.]
     1. To compress the throat of; to choke; to strangle.
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              Grant him this, and the Parliament hath no more
              freedom than if it sat in his noose, which, when he
              pleases to draw together with one twitch of his
              negative, shall throttle a whole nation, to the wish
              of Caligula, in one neck.             --Milton.
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     2. To utter with breaks and interruption, in the manner of a
        person half suffocated. [R.]
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              Throttle their practiced accent in their fears.
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     3. To shut off, or reduce flow of, as steam to an engine.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the act of suffocating (someone) by constricting the
           windpipe; "no evidence that the choking was done by the
           accused" [syn: choking, strangling, strangulation,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  28 Moby Thesaurus words for "throttling":
     asphyxia, asphyxiation, burking, censorship, choke, choking,
     crackdown, crushing, drowning, extinguishment, garrote,
     putting down, quashing, quelling, quenching, repression, smashing,
     smotheration, smothering, squashing, squelching, stifling,
     strangling, strangulation, subdual, suffocating, suffocation,

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