[ 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

  • Rather than chivvying them to perform better, investors shrug their shoulders, sell up and move on.
  • 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
  • So what can be done to chivvy along a reclusive pop genius? Don't Give Up, Dr Dre's new material will be arriving soon!
  • It'll get you there all right, but don't bother chivvying it.
  • He kept putting off writing the report so I had to chivvy him along.
  • And then, about ten days after I had started galloping her, a couple of Ruski staff captains jingled into the courtyard one morning, to be followed by a large horse-sled, and shortly afterwards comes the Count's major-domo to East and me, presenting his apologies, and chivvying us off to our rooms. The Sky Writer
  • They're a-making cockshies of us, sir," said Tom Jecks; "better let two of us go ashore and chivvy 'em off. Blue Jackets The Log of the Teaser
  • I imagine Stuart Law will play a leading role in chivvying people along.
  • As the tension eased he jerked his head, and warily the toughs began to chivvy the laborers into the trucks again. Static
  • He doles out brisk advice and the occasional terse chivvy. Alain Ducasse gives Paris's poorest women a lifeline
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