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Chivy

verb
(past & past part. chivvied; pres. part. chivvying)  (Also spelled chivvy, chevy, and chevvy)
1.
Annoy continually or chronically.  Synonyms: beset, chevvy, chevy, chivvy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke.  "This man harasses his female co-workers"






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"Chivy" Quotes from Famous Books



... us chivy the slaver, And some of us cherish the black, And some of us hunt on the Oil Coast, And some on — the Wallaby track: And some of us drift to Sarawak, And some of us drift up The Fly, And some share our tucker with tigers, And some with the gentle ...
— Verses 1889-1896 • Rudyard Kipling

... to chivy Jimmy about without doing anything to help him? As for you, you've only to sit tight and do what you're told. You'll be all right as ...
— The Belfry • May Sinclair



Words linked to "Chivy" :   frustrate, nettle, haze, bedevil, torment, annoy, goad, get at, get to, vex, dun, chafe, devil, irritate, gravel, rile, needle, bother, nark, rag, crucify



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