carping; carps; carped

A carp is a type of fish found in fresh water. To carp is to complain and gripe repeatedly, especially about little things. Don’t carp about the rain if you live in the rain forest.

A carp is a freshwater fish belonging to the Cyprinidae family, which is native to Europe and Asia. To carp, on the other hand, is universal. To carp is to complain and whine in a particularly annoying way. Someone who always complains about the same things over and over loves to carp. Carping is a little like nagging: no one wants to listen to it. People who carp find fault with almost everything.

Definitions of carp
  1. noun
    any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae
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    Cyprinus carpio, domestic carp
    large Old World freshwater bottom-feeding fish introduced into Europe from Asia; inhabits ponds and sluggish streams and often raised for food; introduced into United States where it has become a pest
    leather carp
    scaleless domestic carp
    mirror carp
    domestic carp with some large shining scales
    type of:
    cyprinid, cyprinid fish
    soft-finned mainly freshwater fishes typically having toothless jaws and cycloid scales
  2. noun
    the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised
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    type of:
    freshwater fish
    flesh of fish from fresh water used as food
  3. verb
    raise trivial objections
    synonyms: cavil, chicane
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    type of:
    express or raise an objection or protest or criticism or express dissent
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