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Saltos de línea: carp
Pronunciación: /kɑːp
 
/

sustantivo (plural igual)

A deep-bodied freshwater fish, typically with barbels around the mouth. Carp are farmed for food in some parts of the world and are often kept in large ponds.
Example sentences
  • One species, the silver carp, is known to jump completely out of the water when a boat passes, in some cases injuring passengers.
  • Six ducks and 5,000 grass and silver carp have been introduced into the reborn lake to conserve its ecology.
  • Experts will try to net all the native carp, bream and tench in the lake and take them to a fish farm before putting the poison into the water.

Origen

late Middle English: from Old French carpe, from late Latin carpa.

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  • carpet from (Middle English):

    Originally tables or beds, not floors, were covered by a carpet, and it is the early ‘tablecloth’ meaning that is behind the expression on the carpet, ‘being severely reprimanded by someone in authority’. The phrase originally had the meaning, ‘under consideration or discussion’, and referred to the covering of a council table, where official documents for discussion were placed. A matter up for discussion at a meeting was on the carpet, just as we might now say on the table. The modern sense of carpet is found when you sweep something under the carpet to hide or ignore a problem in the hope that it will be forgotten. The word carpet is from old Italian carpita ‘woollen bedspread’, which was based on Latin carpere ‘to pluck, pull to pieces’, the source of carp (Middle English), ‘to criticise’, and excerpt (mid 16th century) ‘pull bits out’. See also harvest

Words that rhyme with carp

Arp, harp, scarp, sharp, tarp

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Saltos de línea: carp
Pronunciación: /kɑːp
 
/

verbo

[no object]
Complain or find fault continually about trivial matters: I don’t want to carp about the way you did it
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It might seem carping to find fault in such a dazzling and fully realized novel.
  • And the rest of the time she carped, criticized, verbally and sometimes physically abused her adopted son while fawning obnoxiously over his ‘perfect’ sister.
  • Her critics have carped about the book-jacket, made allegations of sloppiness and even made fun of her hair.
Sinónimos
find fault with, criticize, pick on, censure, denounce, condemn, decry, disparage
informal gripe, beef, bellyache, bitch, whinge, nitpick, pick holes, split hairs, sound off, kick up a fuss, knock
British informal chunter, create, be on at someone
Northern English informal mither
North American informal kvetch
critical, criticizing, censorious, condemnatory, disparaging, scathing, slighting, reproachful, deprecatory, hypercritical, overcritical, pedantic, hard/difficult/impossible to please
British informal chuntering
Northern English informal mithering
North American informal kvetching

Origen

Middle English (in the sense 'talk, chatter'): from Old Norse karpa 'brag'; later influenced by Latin carpere 'pluck at, slander'.

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  • carpet from (Middle English):

    Originally tables or beds, not floors, were covered by a carpet, and it is the early ‘tablecloth’ meaning that is behind the expression on the carpet, ‘being severely reprimanded by someone in authority’. The phrase originally had the meaning, ‘under consideration or discussion’, and referred to the covering of a council table, where official documents for discussion were placed. A matter up for discussion at a meeting was on the carpet, just as we might now say on the table. The modern sense of carpet is found when you sweep something under the carpet to hide or ignore a problem in the hope that it will be forgotten. The word carpet is from old Italian carpita ‘woollen bedspread’, which was based on Latin carpere ‘to pluck, pull to pieces’, the source of carp (Middle English), ‘to criticise’, and excerpt (mid 16th century) ‘pull bits out’. See also harvest

Derivados

carper

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • Let all keep it up and hope that the carpers and whingers will see the light and come on board.
  • Do we really want the carpers and complainers, of whatever creed, to get programmes banned?
  • Inevitably the snipers and the carpers have done their worst to make life uncomfortable for him.

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