from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To vex or harass with petty attacks: political opponents who chivvied the senator.
- transitive v. To maneuver or secure gradually: "had spent two weeks chivvying this division toward combat readiness” ( Tom Clancy).
- intransitive v. To scurry.
- n. A hunt or chase.
- n. A hunting cry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To subject to harassment or verbal abuse.
- v. To coerce, as by persistent request.
- v. To sneak up on or rapidly approach.
- v. To pursue as in a hunt.
- n. A goad.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. same as chivy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. annoy continually or chronically
Variant of chevy, a hunt, hunting cry, from Chevy Chase, title of a ballad about a border skirmish, from Cheviot Chase, a large unenclosed hunting tract in the Cheviot Hills.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)