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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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References in classic literature ?
Casaubon that he had once addressed a dedication to Carp in which he had numbered that member of the animal kingdom among the viros nullo aevo perituros, a mistake which would infallibly lay the dedicator open to ridicule in the next age, and might even be chuckled over by Pike and Tench in the present.
2] A nearly similar abnormal, but I do not know whether hereditary, structure has been observed in the carp, and likewise in the crocodile of the Ganges: Histoire des Anomalies, par M.
The morning dew was still lying on the thick undergrowth of the grass, and that he might not get his feet wet, Sergey Ivanovitch asked his brother to drive him in the trap up to the willow tree from which the carp was caught.
His manner was usually odd it is true, and I cer tainly did not pay much attention to it; but that sort of obscure intention, which seemed to lurk in his nonchalance like a wary old carp in a pond, had never before come so near the surface.
To investigate this, Zuo-Yan Zhu and his colleagues at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Wuhan, cloned carp through a technique called nuclear transfer.