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Daemon
Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 12:00:00 AM
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chivvy

(verb) Annoy continually or chronically.

Synonyms: beset, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke

Usage: The senator is very demanding and is reputed to endlessly chivvy her staff to work harder.
lazarius
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Daemon wrote:
chivvy

Also chevy, chevvy and chivy.

Has something to do with The Ballad of Chevy Chase:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ballad_of_Chevy_Chase

I first came across it in the English translation of a Russian tale:

Quote:
The King heard the sad complaint of the White Duck, and called to the witch: 'Wife, what a wonder is this? Listen to that White Duck.'

But the witch answered, 'My dear husband, what do you mean? There is nothing wonderful in a duck's quacking. Here, servants! Chase that duck out of the courtyard.' But though the servants chased and chevied, they could not get rid of the duck; for she circled round and round, and always came back to the spot where her children lay, crying:

Quack, quack—my little loves!
Quack, quack—my turtle-doves!
...

The White Duck from The Yellow Fairy Book, by Andrew Lang (editor)

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Ashwin Vemuri
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chivvy

(verb) Annoy continually or chronically.

Synonyms: beset, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke

Usage: The senator is very demanding and is reputed to endlessly chivvy her staff to work harder.
Adyl Mouhei
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Chivvy

Tell (someone) repeatedly to do something.
"An association which chivvies government into action"

Synonyms :
nag
badger
hound
harass
harry
keep after


Oxford Languages
Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 8:47:58 AM

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(verb) Annoy continually or chronically.

Synonyms: beset, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke

Usage: The senator is very demanding and is reputed to endlessly chivvy her staff to work harder.


This word needs to become a common word (in its place, of course).
taurine
Posted: Monday, September 21, 2020 10:15:45 AM

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It is conceivable that an architect could negligently cause or contribute to the delay in completion of works, eg by condoning inadequate progress of the work or by failing to chivvy the contractor.

Dingles Builders (NI) Ltd v Brooks [2002] NICA 38 (06 September 2002)
Emel Rapchan
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Ajike Omooba
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Annoy continually or chronically.
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