[ UK /t‍ʃˈɪvi/ ]
  1. 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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How To Use chivvy In A Sentence

  • I don't have time to absorb much, though: some white-coated women and Dr Stone chivvy me towards an uncomfortable-looking chair.
  • Both are keen to promote excellence in schools, and this week Hunt asked Gove to chivvy academies where they "are onaverage teaching one third less GCSEs in history and geography" than bog-standard comprehensives. Diary
  • The nationwide vaccine campaign was deemed superfluous on the basis that it was for them to chivvy vulnerable patients into getting the jab. Flu outbreak: Lessons from the shivers | Editorial
  • I've stared at someone's still-wet hair on a cramped train for a few minutes, and by the time I'm at the top of the escalators my mind has had a chance to re-engage and chivvy itself along.
  • It's lucky to chivvy the hawk what chivvies a magpie. The Romany Rye a sequel to "Lavengro"
  • He said: ‘Umpires should be chivvying the players about slow over rates and there are still a lot of unnecessary drinks breaks.’
  • Asked if he would like to take a samurai sword to his critics, he said: ‘Critics are good - they chivvy us along.’
  • Parents must resist the temptation to chivvy the child along and tell them not to be silly - their fear and apprehension is very real to them.
  • He doles out brisk advice and the occasional terse chivvy. Alain Ducasse gives Paris's poorest women a lifeline
  • As the tension eased he jerked his head, and warily the toughs began to chivvy the laborers into the trucks again. Static
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