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carp about (someone or something)

To complain about someone or something, especially in a way that others find annoying. Oh boy, which dead president is Grandpa carping about today? If you hate your job so much, quit carping about it and look for a new one!
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carp at (one)

To complain to one about someone or something, especially in a way that one finds annoying. If you hate your job so much, quit carping at me about it and look for a new one!
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carp about someone or something

to complain about someone or something. You are always carping about all your petty problems at work. Stop carping about Randy!
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carp at someone (about someone or something)

to complain to someone about someone or something. Why are you always carping at me about your family? You are always carping at Joan about her brother.
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carp at someone or something

to criticize someone or something. Poor Clara is carping at Bill's carelessness again. Please stop carping at me.
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Movement and spatial distribution of common carp in a South Dakota glacial lake system: Implications for management and removal.
Last autumn, a carp fishing competition was held at the Celtic Lakes complex near Lampeter in West Wales.
COW HAY DAM, Newton, 01925 221801: Producing good catches of bream to 4lb and hybrids, plus double figure carp.
The carp (Cyprinus carpio) actually originates from central Asia, spreading from there to China, Japan, southern Europe, and thereafter to every continent.
Carp paints the story of the transmutation from confidentiality to secrecy onto a complex background: the changing role of social workers and the changing intellectual context of social work; the political and social upheavals of the 1960s--including civil rights movements and (because of the secrecy/disclosure issue) Watergate; the role of the media and other forms of publicity in the evolution of new practices and new policies among other phenomena.
Two hours later at least 300 big carp have cruised by in pods of two to 20 and have ignored every fly laid in front of them.
His brother-in-law Tariq Usman targeted the bream and caught 23 to 5lb as well as seven carp, with best weighing 17lb.
much less than] SILVER CARP Hypaphthalmichthys molitrix
BROOKSIDE, Stretton 01925 730893: All four lakes doing well, with Mallard Lake outstanding thanks to great stocks of mirror carp up to 6lb.
The new study of the crucian carp, however, shows that its heart rate dips when oxygen drops but rises again to essentially normal rates, Stecyk and his colleagues report in the Oct.
Matthew Hillman caught one of the biggest carp from Trefaldu Fishery when he netted a 22.