chivvy

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v chivvy annoy continually or chronically "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked","This man harasses his female co-workers"
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Usage

In literature:

We chivvied the girl round the sofa and caught her near the door and kissed her.
"Stage-Land" by Jerome K. Jerome
Now the dog was released and chivvied on.
"Rolf In The Woods" by Ernest Thompson Seton
To think of the great Emperor being chivvied over the country-side in this fashion!
"The Adventures of Gerard" by Arthur Conan Doyle
An ordinary cat I should have shot out, but Thomas Henry was not the cat one chivvies.
"Sketches in Lavender, Blue and Green" by Jerome K. Jerome
I'll go and chivvy him about a funk-hole.
"Under Fire" by Henri Barbusse
The seamen chivvied Admiral Alan Gardner and his colleagues aboard a ship.
"No Defense, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
There's a certain type of chap who takes a pleasure in positively chivvying trouble.
"My Man Jeeves" by P. G. Wodehouse
Why, you ought to be ashamed of yourself, chivvying a young lady that doesn't want you.
"Made to Measure" by W.W. Jacobs
Why, you ought to be ashamed of yourself, chivvying a young lady that doesn't want you.
"Deep Waters, The Entire Collection" by W.W. Jacobs
It was a crisp October afternoon, and along Iffley Road the wind was chivvying the yellow leaves.
"Shandygaff" by Christopher Morley
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In news:

Chivvis is a senior political scientist at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation and the author of a forthcoming study on NATO's intervention in Libya.
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