chivvy definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To vex or harass with petty assaults: political opponents just who chivvied the senator.
    • To maneuver or secure gradually: "had spent two weeks chivvying this division toward combat readiness” ( Tom Clancy).
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To scurry.
  • noun:
    • A hunt or chase.
    • A hunting weep.
    • A goad.
  • verb:
    • To at the mercy of harassment or verbal punishment.
    • To coerce, as by persistent demand.
    • To sneak-up on or quickly approach.
    • to follow like in a hunt.
    • same as chivy.
    • annoy continually or chronically

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