English version

chivvy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishchivvychiv‧vy, chivy /ˈtʃɪvi/ verb (chivvied, chivvying, chivvies) [transitive] British English informal  FORCE somebody TO DO somethingto try to make someone do something more quickly, especially in an annoying waychivvy somebody along/up Go and see if you can chivvy the kids up a bit.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
chivvy (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theychivvy (BrE)
he, she, itchivvies (BrE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theychivvied (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave chivvied
he, she, ithas chivvied
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad chivvied
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill chivvy
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have chivvied
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam chivvying
he, she, itis chivvying
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you, we, theyare chivvying
Past
I, he, she, itwas chivvying
you, we, theywere chivvying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been chivvying
he, she, ithas been chivvying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been chivvying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be chivvying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been chivvying
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