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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (1)

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


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

chevvy \chevvy\ v. to repeatedly cause annoyance or concern to; to chevy; -- same as chivy. Syn: harass, hassle, harry, chivy, chivvy, chevy, beset, plague, molest, provoke. [WordNet 1.5]
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]
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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

chevvy 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]