Carp - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kɑːrp|  American pronunciation of the word carp
Brit.  |kɑːp|  British pronunciation of the word carp

noun

- the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked or braised
- any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae

verb

- raise trivial objections (syn: cavil, chicane)

Examples

He's always carping about his boss.

He's tired of always being carped at by his critics.

It's no good carping at the boy's behaviour, he'll only get worse.

He always finds something to carp about.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: carp
he/she/it: carps
present participle: carping
past tense: carped
past participle: carped
noun
singular: carp
plural: carp
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