AskDefine | Define chivy

Dictionary Definition

chivy v : annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female co-workers" [syn: harass, hassle, harry, chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest, provoke] [also: chivvying, chivvies, chivvied, chivied, chevying, chevies, chevied]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A hunt or chase.
  2. A hunting cry.


  1. To vex or harass with petty attacks.
  2. To maneuver or secure gradually.
  3. To scurry.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

aggravate, annoy, badger, bait, be at, bedevil, beset, bother, bristle, brown off, bug, bullyrag, burn up, chase, devil, discompose, distemper, disturb, dog, exasperate, exercise, fash, follow, follow up, get, give chase, go after, gripe, harass, harry, heckle, hector, hollo after, hound, hunt, irk, make after, miff, molest, nag, needle, nettle, nudzh, peeve, persecute, pester, pick on, pique, plague, pluck the beard, pother, prosecute, provoke, pursue, quest, quest after, raise the hunt, ride, rile, roil, ruffle, run after, search, seek, seek out, take out after, tease, torment, trail, try, try the patience, tweak the nose, vex, worry
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