chivvy up meaning, chivvy up definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( chivvies    3rd person present)   ( chivvying    present participle)   ( chivvied    past tense & past participle  ) If you chivvy someone, you keep telling them to do something that they do not want to do.  
  (BRIT)      verb  
Jovial ladies chivvy you into ordering more than you can eat!...      V n into -ing/n  
He chivvies the troops along with a few well-directed words.      V n with adv, Also V n to-inf, V n, V n prep  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  


annoy, badger, bend someone's ear     (informal)   breathe down someone's neck     (informal)   bug     (informal)   harass, hassle     (informal)   hound, nag, pester, plague, pressure     (informal)   prod, torment  

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chivalry, chives, chilly, chippy

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