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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 carp /ˈkɑrp/
 鯉魚(vi.)吹毛求疵,挑剔

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Carp v. i. [imp. & p. p. Carped p. pr. & vb. n. Carping.]
 1. To talk; to speak; to prattle. [Obs.]
 2. To find fault; to cavil; to censure words or actions without reason or ill-naturedly; -- usually followed by at.
    Carping and caviling at faults of manner.   --Blackw. Mag.
    And at my actions carp or catch.   --Herbert.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Carp, v. t.
 1. To say; to tell. [Obs.]
 2. To find fault with; to censure. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Carp, n.; pl. Carp, formerly Carps.  Zool. A fresh-water herbivorous fish (Cyprinus carpio.). Several other species of Cyprinus, Catla, and Carassius are called carp. See Cruclan carp.
 Note:The carp was originally from Asia, whence it was early introduced into Europe, where it is extensively reared in artificial ponds. Within a few years it has been introduced into America, and widely distributed by the government. Domestication has produced several varieties, as the leather carp, which is nearly or quite destitute of scales, and the mirror carp, which has only a few large scales. Intermediate varieties occur.
 Carp louse Zool., a small crustacean, of the genus Argulus, parasitic on carp and allied fishes. See Branchiura.
 Carp mullet Zool., a fish (Moxostoma carpio) of the Ohio River and Great Lakes, allied to the suckers.
 Carp sucker Zool., a name given to several species of fresh-water fishes of the genus Carpiodes in the United States; -- called also quillback.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 carp
      n 1: the lean flesh of a fish that is often farmed; can be baked
           or braised
      2: any of various freshwater fish of the family Cyprinidae
      v : raise trivial objections [syn: cavil, chicane]