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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:

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.]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Chevy \Chev"y\, v. t. See Chivy, v. t. [Slang, Eng.] [1913 Webster] One poor fellow was chevied about among the casks in the storm for ten minutes. --London Times. [1913 Webster]
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):

chevy 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]