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Chevy   /tʃˈɛvi/  /ʃˈɛvi/   Listen
Chevy

verb
1.
Annoy continually or chronically.  Synonyms: beset, chevvy, chivvy, chivy, harass, harry, hassle, molest, plague, provoke.  "This man harasses his female co-workers"






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"Chevy" Quotes from Famous Books



... "Miscellaneous Works," 1726, have been collected into a volume. They contain satirical pieces of humour, accompanied by some Hogarthian prints. His "Comment upon the History of Tom Thumb," ridicules Addison's on the old ballad of "Chevy Chase," who had declared "it was full of the majestic simplicity which we admire in the greatest of the ancient poets," and quoted passages which he paralleled with several in the AEneid. Wagstaffe ...
— Calamities and Quarrels of Authors • Isaac D'Israeli

... conceit it is," said Blackstrap, "and an excellent memoranda of the eminent book-sellers of the present time." "Ay, sir," continued the veteran; "all our old ballads had the merit of being useful, as well as amusing. There was 'Chevy Chase, and 'King John and his Barons,' and 'Merry Sherwood,' all of them exquisite chants; conveying information to the mind, and relating some grand historical fact, while they charmed the ear. But 262your modern kickshaws ...
— The English Spy • Bernard Blackmantle

... OF THE CHEVIOT. After Hearne, who first printed it from a manuscript in the Ashmolean collection at Oxford. It was next printed in the Reliques, under title of Chevy-Chase,—a title now reserved for the later and inferior broadside version which was singularly popular throughout the seventeenth century and is still better known than this far more spirited original. "With regard ...
— Ballad Book • Katherine Lee Bates (ed.)

... a country-dance; but I had no sooner struck up an hornpipe, than their feet, arms, and heads had so many twitching and convulsive motions, that not one quiet limb was to be seen amongst them; till having exercised their members as long as I saw fit, I almost laid them all to sleep with Chevy ...
— Life And Adventures Of Peter Wilkins, Vol. I. (of II.) • Robert Paltock

... sort of forest mother of the pied infant reared and trimmed by historians to show the world its fatherly antecedent steps. The hand of Rose Mackrell is at least suggested in more than one of the ballads. Here the Welsh irruption is a Chevy Chase; next we have the countess ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

... breaking off in the middle of them like children looking for new pleasures. They were idling about the drinking booths, delicately stupid with quaint, thin wines, dealt out to all who asked; the maids were ready to chevy or be chevied through the blossoming thickets by anyone who chanced upon them, the men slipped their arms round slender waists and wandered down the paths, scarce seeming to care even whose waist it was they circled or into whose ear they whispered the ...
— Gulliver of Mars • Edwin L. Arnold



Words linked to "Chevy" :   rag, vex, frustrate, devil, dun, needle, get to, bedevil, torment, annoy, gravel, get at, crucify, haze, bother, harass, nettle, rile, chafe, nark, irritate, goad



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