- to fret; harass; nag
- to manipulate
- Brit. to hunt; chase
I can't think of a word I would use instead of chivy--maybe 'scoot' or 'shoo' but I found myself moving my hands (both raised in front of me, palms pointing in, fingers down, making short, impatient flapping motions away from my body) instead of saying a word which, while it entirely encompassed what I meant, was not a verbal equivalent.
What would work better than 'shoo' or 'scoot'?