carp Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"carp" in British English

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carpnoun [C or U]

uk   /kɑːp/  us   /kɑːrp/ (plural carp)
a ​largefish that ​lives in ​lakes and ​rivers and can be ​eaten

carpverb [I]

uk   /kɑːp/  us   /kɑːrp/
to ​complain all the ​time about ​matters that are not ​important: I can't ​stand the way he's always carping.
(Definition of carp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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carpverb [I]

 us   /kɑrp/

carp verb [I] (COMPLAIN)

to ​complain about ​unimportantmatters: However much ​people carp about ​junkmail, many of them ​read it.

carpnoun [C]

 us   /kɑrp/ (plural carp or carps)

carp noun [C] (FISH)

a ​large, ​ediblefish that ​lives in ​lakes and ​rivers
(Definition of carp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “carp”
in Spanish carpa…
in Vietnamese cá chép…
in Malaysian ikan kap…
in Thai ปลาคาร์พ…
in French carpe…
in German der Karpfen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鲤鱼…
in Turkish sazan balığı…
in Russian карп…
in Indonesian karper…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鯉魚…
in Polish karp…
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