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I gave her a shake for 50 yards or so, then I throttled down.
Suppliers in North America are now running at very low operating rates--less than 50%, while many Asian plants remain offline or have throttled down to minimal production rates.
His plane seemed to glide quietly past me, for he had throttled down the engine.
Even the hyperactive kids, a group that I could count on for a steady supply of cuts and dings, are being throttled down with amphetamines.
Though throttled down, the 2005 increase--an additional $582 per worker--is still "unsustainable" on a yearly basis, Foreman warns.