chivvy ( 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.
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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