Definition of 'carp'
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Many of the koi carp survived but 45 died. The Sun (2016)And that no matter how much they carp and complain, that's not going to change much any time soon. The Sun (2016)AN angler who got death threats after landing Britain's biggest carp is set to be stripped of the record. The Sun (2016)But sport does not allow you to carp on about injured absentees. The Sun (2006)She could give carp fishing a bit of muchneeded glamour. The Sun (2012)All you have done in the last four months is carp and complain. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But he refuses to carp on about his disappointment. The Sun (2015)And why exactly are we carping about this? The Sun (2015)Apparently his favourite fish is carp. The Sun (2012)He was not about to carp. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Firstly the carping about the result. The Sun (2014)The story was about a monstrous carp found trailing a length of line in a French lake. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And people may carp and say it was easier in those days, without the written exam aspect. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This piece is also about carp, but it is going to give me less pleasure to write. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Just as you sometimes get very big human beings or very big elephants, he was a very big carp. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He slapped down the top brass for their public carping about the effects of the Libya operation on their forces. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We chat about carp fishing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I fish for carp, not compliments. Times, Sunday Times (2015)As far as possible, he keeps any carping about Russia strictly practical. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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