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carp

verb [I]  us   /kɑrp/

carp verb [I] (COMPLAIN)

to complain about unimportant matters: However much people carp about junk mail, many of them read it.

carp

noun [C]  us   /kɑrp/ (plural carp or carps)

carp noun [C] (FISH)

a large, edible fish that lives in lakes and rivers
Translations of “carp”
in Vietnamese cá chép…
in Spanish carpa…
in Thai ปลาคาร์พ…
in Malaysian ikan kap…
in French carpe…
in German der Karpfen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鯉魚…
in Indonesian karper…
in Russian карп…
in Turkish sazan balığı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鲤鱼…
in Polish karp…
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