[ UK /tʃˈɪvi/ ]
annoy continually or chronically
He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
This man harasses his female co-workers
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