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chivvy

verb [T usually + adv/prep]
 
/ˈtʃɪv.i/ UK informal
to encourage someone to do something they do not want to do
催促;強求
He kept putting off writing the report so I had to chivvy him along.
他總是拖延著不寫報告,所以我必須催著他。
I had to chivvy him into writing the report.
我必須催著他寫報告。
Urging and persuadingCausing somebody to actEncouraging and urging onInspiration and inspiring
Translations of “chivvy”
in Chinese (Simplified) 催促, 强求…
(Definition of chivvy from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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