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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:

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:

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):

chivy 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

74 Moby Thesaurus words for "chivy": 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