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Definition of chivvy verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



chivvy somebody (into something/along) chivvy somebody to do somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they chivvy
he / she / it chivvies
past simple chivvied
-ing form chivvying
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to try and make someone hurry or do something quickly, especially when they do not want to do it He chivvied them into the car. If you don't chivvy the others along, we'll never get there on time.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: chivvy