carp

[[t]kɑ͟ː(r)p[/t]]
carps, carping, carped
(carp can also be used as the plural form for meaning 1.)
1) N-VAR A carp is a kind of fish that lives in lakes and rivers.
2) VERB (disapproval) If you say that someone is carping, you mean that they keep criticizing or complaining about someone or something, especially in a way you think is unnecessary or annoying.

[V at/about n] He cannot understand why she's constantly carping at him...

[V at/about n] This was the man whom other trainers love to carp about. [Also V]

Derived words:
carping N-UNCOUNT

She was in no mood to put up with Blanche's carping.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Carp — Carp, v. t. 1. To say; to tell. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. To find fault with; to censure. [Obs.] Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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