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carp1

carp1

 
pronunciation:
karp
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: carped, carping, carps
definition: to complain and criticize constantly, esp. about petty things.
She was tired of listening to him carp about his co-workers.
synonyms:
cavil, complain, nag, nitpick, whine
similar words:
animadvert, beef, bellyache, criticize, gripe, grumble, harp, moan, niggle, pick, pick on, quibble, squawk
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derivation: carper (n.)