Word forms: 3rd person singular present
, present participle chivvying
, past tense , past participle chivvied
If you chivvy
someone, you keep telling
them to do something that they do not want
Jovial ladies chivvy you into ordering more than you can eat!
He chivvies the troops along with a few well-directed words.
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