Chiv·y v. t. [imp. & p. p. Chivied p. pr. & vb. n. Chivying.] To goad, drive, hunt, throw, or pitch; to repeatedly cause annoyance or concern to. [Slang, Eng.] [Also spelled chivvy, chevy, and chevvy.]
Syn: -- harass, hassle, harry, beset, plague, molest, provoke.
v : 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, beset, plague, molest, provoke]