chivvy :

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  • v  annoy continually or chronically

  • The British may find it impossible to chivvy their Polish allies into a change.
  • He has no sooner wound up a mild flirtation with a lunchroom girl than two men chivvy him into an alley and work him back forth like a rockinghorse, one hammering at his solar .
  • On his return to the Press, where he writes a fishing column, he also found time to write stories on the handicapped and chivvy personnel managers into hiring them.

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