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 for chivvy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chevy \Chev"y\, n. [Written also chivy, and chivvy.] [Prob.
     fr. the ballad of Chevy Chase; cf. Prov. E. chevychase a
     noise, confusion, pursuit.] [Eng.]
     1. A cry used in hunting.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     2. A hunt; chase; pursuit.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     3. The game of prisoners' base. See Base, n., 24.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  chivvy \chivvy\ v.
     same as chivy. [Also spelled chivy, chevy, and
     chevvy.]
  
     Syn: harass, hassle, harry, beset, plague, molest, provoke.
          [WordNet 1.5]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Chivy \Chiv"y\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chivied; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Chivying.] [Cf. Chevy.]
     To goad, drive, hunt, throw, or pitch; to repeatedly cause
     annoyance or concern to. [Slang, Eng.] [Also spelled
     chivvy, chevy, and chevvy.] --Dickens.
  
     Syn: harass, hassle, harry, beset, plague, molest, provoke.
          [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  chivvy
      v 1: annoy continually or chronically; "He is known to harry his
           staff when he is overworked"; "This man harasses his female
           co-workers" [syn: harass, hassle, harry, chivy,
           chivvy, chevy, chevvy, beset, plague, molest,
           provoke]

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