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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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Alan Jones and his sons Owen, 13, and 15-year-old Lewis shared 180lb of carp when they baited with sweetcorn on John's Pool at Lower Pen y clawdd Farm.
Ebbw Vale anglers Eric Walters and John Thomas both topped the 200lb mark with their catches of carp taken on float fished bread at Lower Pen y clawdd Farm.
Carp outlined Greene's primary responsibilities in this new role.
Three junior anglers Jordan Haskell, Matthew Hoskins and Alec Seaward all took 70lb bags of carp, tench and bream when they fished Kingfisher Lake and that's where Dan Hook caught 65lb of tench and small carp.
As the President and Chief Operating Officer, Carp will have primary responsibility for operating matters including financial performance which will be driven by our ability to meet customer expectations through motivated employees.
A 15lb carp topped Martin Cochrane's catch when he fished at Riverside Fishery; Jason Thomas caught three to 14lb; Bernard Elliott put together a good net of smaller carp, bream and roach and Tony Jones landed bream to 4lb and roach to 1lb.
Brian Farrent settled down on peg 13 at Woodstock Pond and caught 50 F1 carp.
A 14lb carp was the best of five caught by Bridgend angler Graham James; Dan Day's biggest carp weighed 15lb; Mickey Stokes landed a 16lb fish and novice angler Rhiann Williams topped the big fish list with a 20lb mirror carp.
Martin Stewart, from Porthcawl, had another great day at Dyffryn Springs when he fished The Reservoir and landed carp of 15.
Peter Davies, from Newport, used halibut pellets as bait and banked 16 carp to 10.
Cardiff anglers Colm Davies and Jordan Pearce landed carp to 8lb; Tonypandy visitor Mike Evans played in eight fish to 10lb and Geoff Pugh, from Pencoed, topped off his catch with a 12lb carp.
BURLINGTON, ON: Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, today announced the test results of a single live Grass Carp caught near Dunnville, Ontario in the Grand River, near Lake Erie.
SANKEY-ST HELENS CANAL: Carp, tench, roach, rudd, perch, Ide and chub on the Lower and Upper pounds where pole with maggot or caster, bread, corn, meat and worms baits are all catching fish.
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.