Chivying
Chivy Chiv"y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chivied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chivying}.] [Cf. {Chevy}.] To goad, drive, hunt, throw, or pitch; to repeatedly cause annoyance or concern to. [Slang, Eng.] [Also spelled {chivvy}, {chevy}, and {chevvy}.] --Dickens.

Syn: harass, hassle, harry, beset, plague, molest, provoke. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • chivying — chiv·y || tʃɪvɪ n. chase or hunt; hunting cry v. scurry; maneuver or secure gradually …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chevvy — Chivy Chiv y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chivied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chivying}.] [Cf. {Chevy}.] To goad, drive, hunt, throw, or pitch; to repeatedly cause annoyance or concern to. [Slang, Eng.] [Also spelled {chivvy}, {chevy}, and {chevvy}.] Dickens.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chevy — Chivy Chiv y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chivied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chivying}.] [Cf. {Chevy}.] To goad, drive, hunt, throw, or pitch; to repeatedly cause annoyance or concern to. [Slang, Eng.] [Also spelled {chivvy}, {chevy}, and {chevvy}.] Dickens.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chivied — Chivy Chiv y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chivied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chivying}.] [Cf. {Chevy}.] To goad, drive, hunt, throw, or pitch; to repeatedly cause annoyance or concern to. [Slang, Eng.] [Also spelled {chivvy}, {chevy}, and {chevvy}.] Dickens.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chivvy — Chivy Chiv y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chivied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chivying}.] [Cf. {Chevy}.] To goad, drive, hunt, throw, or pitch; to repeatedly cause annoyance or concern to. [Slang, Eng.] [Also spelled {chivvy}, {chevy}, and {chevvy}.] Dickens.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chivy — Chiv y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chivied}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Chivying}.] [Cf. {Chevy}.] To goad, drive, hunt, throw, or pitch; to repeatedly cause annoyance or concern to. [Slang, Eng.] [Also spelled {chivvy}, {chevy}, and {chevvy}.] Dickens. Syn:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chivy — or chivvy transitive verb (chivied or chivvied; chivying or chivvying) Etymology: chivy, noun, chase, hunt, probably from English dialect Chevy Chase chase, confusion, from the name of a ballad describing the battle of Otterburn (1388) Date: 1918 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chivy — or chivvy [chiv′ē] n. pl. chivies or chivvies Brit. a hunt; chase vt., vi. chivied or chivvied, chivying or chivvying 1. to fret; harass; …   Universalium

  • chivy — or chivvy [chiv′ē] n. pl. chivies or chivvies Brit. a hunt; chase vt., vi. chivied or chivvied, chivying or chivvying 1. to fret; harass; nag 2. to manipulate …   English World dictionary

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