chivy


chivy
Synonyms and related words:
aggravate, annoy, badger, bait, be at, bedevil, beset, bother, bristle, brown off, bug, bullyrag, burn up, chase, devil, discompose, distemper, disturb, dog, exasperate, exercise, fash, follow, follow up, get, give chase, go after, gripe, harass, harry, heckle, hector, hollo after, hound, hunt, irk, make after, miff, molest, nag, needle, nettle, nudzh, peeve, persecute, pester, pick on, pique, plague, pluck the beard, pother, prosecute, provoke, pursue, quest, quest after, raise the hunt, ride, rile, roil, ruffle, run after, search, seek, seek out, take out after, tease, torment, trail, try, try the patience, tweak the nose, vex, worry

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • 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:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chivy — or chivvy [chiv′ē] n. pl. chivies or chivvies Brit. a hunt; chase vt., vi. chivied or chivvied, chivying or chivvying 1. to fret; harass; …   Universalium

  • chivy — vb *bait, badger, heckle, hector, hound, ride Analogous words: *worry, annoy, harry, harass, tease: chase, pursue, trail, *follow: torment, try, *afflict …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • chivy — or chivvy [chiv′ē] n. pl. chivies or chivvies Brit. a hunt; chase vt., vi. chivied or chivvied, chivying or chivvying 1. to fret; harass; nag 2. to manipulate …   English World dictionary

  • Chivy — Beaulne et Chivy Ancienne commune de l Aisne, la commune de Beaulne et Chivy a existé de la fin du XVIIIe siècle à 1923. Elle a été créée entre 1790 et 1794 par la fusion des communes de Beaulne et de Chivy. En 1923 elle a fusionné avec la… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • chivy — chivvy chivvy v. same as {chivy}. [Also spelled {chivy}, {chevy}, and {chevvy}.] Syn: harass, hassle, harry, beset, plague, molest, provoke. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chivy — or chivvy transitive verb (chivied or chivvied; chivying or chivvying) Etymology: chivy, noun, chase, hunt, probably from English dialect Chevy Chase chase, confusion, from the name of a ballad describing the battle of Otterburn (1388) Date: 1918 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chivy — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chivy — 1. noun a) A hunt or chase. b) A hunting cry. 2. verb a) To vex or harass with petty attacks. b) To …   Wiktionary

  • chivy — chiv·y || tʃɪvɪ n. chase or hunt; hunting cry v. scurry; maneuver or secure gradually …   English contemporary dictionary