Definition of “chivvy” - English Dictionary


“chivvy” in English

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chivvyverb [ T usually + adv/prep ]

uk /ˈtʃɪv.i/ us /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.

(Definition of “chivvy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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