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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [chiv-ee]
    • /ˈtʃɪv i/
    • /ˈtʃɪv.i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [chiv-ee]
    • /ˈtʃɪv i/

Definitions of chivvy word

  • verb chivvy If you chivvy someone, you keep telling them to do something that they do not want to do. 3
  • noun chivvy Tell (someone) repeatedly to do something. 1
  • transitive verb chivvy hurry or harass 1
  • noun chivvy A goad. 0
  • verb chivvy To subject to harassment or verbal abuse. 0
  • verb chivvy To coerce, as by persistent request. 0

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chivvy popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for chivvy

verb chivvy

  • annoy — If someone or something annoys you, it makes you fairly angry and impatient.
  • hound — Nautical. either of a pair of fore-and-aft members at the lower end of the head of a mast, for supporting the trestletrees, that support an upper mast at its heel. Compare cheek (def 12).
  • bait — Bait is food which you put on a hook or in a trap in order to catch fish or animals.
  • tease — to irritate or provoke with persistent petty distractions, trifling raillery, or other annoyance, often in sport.
  • pursue — to follow in order to overtake, capture, kill, etc.; chase.

Antonyms for chivvy

verb chivvy

  • aid — Aid is money, equipment, or services that are provided for people, countries, or organizations who need them but cannot provide them for themselves.
  • retreat — the forced or strategic withdrawal of an army or an armed force before an enemy, or the withdrawing of a naval force from action.
  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • please — (used as a polite addition to requests, commands, etc.) if you would be so obliging; kindly: Please come here. Will you please turn the radio off?
  • run away — to go quickly by moving the legs more rapidly than at a walk and in such a manner that for an instant in each step all or both feet are off the ground.

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