Chivvy meaning

chĭvē
To maneuver or secure gradually.
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To vex or harass with petty attacks.

Political opponents who chivvied the senator.

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To scurry.
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A hunt or chase.
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A hunting cry.
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To subject to harassment or verbal abuse.
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To coerce, as by persistent request.
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To sneak up on or rapidly approach.
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To pursue as in a hunt.

To chivvy the fox.

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A goad.
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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