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carp

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcarpcarp1 /kɑːp $ kɑːrp/ verb [intransitive]  CRITICIZEto keep complaining about something in a way that is annoyingcarp about He always finds something to carp about.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
carpThe owners are constantly carping about runaway salaries, then fall over themselves to jump the gun and up the ante.There was little benefit from carping about the organizational source of the disciplinary impedimenta.Be pleasant, don't carp, but act like a corkscrew and draw out all the information you can.This was Trescothick's first failure in international cricket in his seven outings, so let's not carp too much.carp aboutFlight attendants are used to airplane passengers carping about the food.
Related topics: Fish
carpcarp2 noun (plural carp) [countable]  HBFa large fish that lives in lakes and rivers and can be eaten
Examples from the Corpus
carpI used to be able to summon a carp from the pond.Chen succeeded in accelerating their growth by transferring genes from carp and rainbow trout to the tilapia.Instantly the water becomes a maelstrom, as huge grey carp or catfish lunge for the food.A successful carp angler still has to know his fish.Her sister spent hours in the pavilion by the carp pond, composing replies.It is sensible to give the carp a balanced diet for we want the carp to do well on our baits.Going back to the carp's insides, once on the way through the carp, the food has to be digested.There were carp in there and we saw them.
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Verb table
carp
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycarp
he, she, itcarps
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycarped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave carped
he, she, ithas carped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad carped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill carp
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have carped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam carping
he, she, itis carping
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you, we, theyare carping
Past
I, he, she, itwas carping
you, we, theywere carping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been carping
he, she, ithas been carping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been carping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be carping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been carping
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