To maneuver or secure gradually.
To vex or harass with petty attacks.
Political opponents who chivvied the senator.
A hunt or chase.
A hunting cry.
Origin of chivvy
- Variant of chevy a hunt, hunting cry from Chevy Chase title of a ballad about a border skirmish from Cheviot Chase , a large unenclosed hunting tract in the Cheviot Hills
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition