chivvy - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] British 

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present tense
present participlechivvying
past tensechivvied
past participlechivvied
  1. to try to persuade someone to do something or to hurry them, especially when they do not really feel like it
    chivvy someone into (doing) something:

    She chivvied me into buying a bigger car.

    chivvy someone along/up:

    We need someone dynamic to chivvy the team along.