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English definition of “chivvy”

chivvy

verb [T usually + adv/prep]     /ˈtʃɪv.i/ UK informal
to encourage someone to do something they do not want to do: He kept putting off writing the report so I had to chivvy him along. I had to chivvy him into writing the report .Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to actEncouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
(Definition of chivvy verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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