• 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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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
Therefore, whenever we meet, I chivvy the conversation in the direction of horseflesh.
"Berry And Co." by Dornford Yates
But now I'm old and sightless; and any tit May chivvy a blind kestrel.
"Krindlesyke" by Wilfrid Wilson Gibson
We had tramped, from dawn, through eight miles of 'chivvy-dusters,' and our camp was now among them.
"The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad" by Edward John Thompson
I fancy he has himself been 'chivvied' by the hawk, as the gypsies would say.
"The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"" by George Borrow
They'd chivvy us, them and the blacks and Humpy and t'others.
"Nic Revel" by George Manville Fenn
You won't never want to chivvy me out of the woods, I know.
"The New Forest Spy" by George Manville Fenn
You didn't chivvie me out of bed in the cold gray dawn for nothing!
"The Fifth Ace" by Douglas Grant
The natives will chivvy you off if you try to land.
"The Call Of The South" by Louis Becke
The two humans, still bound to some extent by their mortal beliefs, were chivvied to and fro, and struck and bullied.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
You fellows seemed to want to chivvy him, so I agreed just for the joke.
"The Wolf Patrol" by John Finnemore

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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.