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 for chivy
From 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.]

From 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]

From 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]

From 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]

From 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
  
  

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