Translation of "contain" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /kənˈteɪn/ us /kənˈteɪn/

contain verb (HOLD)

B1 [ T not continuous ] to have something inside or include something as a part

How much liquid do you think this bottle contains? 你认为这个瓶可装多少液体?
I lost a file containing a lot of important documents. 我丢了一个装有大量重要文件的文件夹。
Try to avoid foods which contain a lot of fat. 尽量别吃脂肪含量高的食物。
The allegations contained in this report are very serious. 这份报告中提出的指控非常严重。

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contain verb (CONTROL)

[ T not continuous ] to keep something harmful within limits and not allow it to spread

Farms in the area have been closed off in an attempt to contain the disease. 为阻止疾病扩散,该地区的农场都被关闭了。
More police were sent to help contain the violence. 更多警力被派去协助控制暴力行为。

C2 [ T often in negatives ] to control or hide a strong emotion, such as excitement or anger

She could no longer contain her anger and started yelling at him. 她再也无法抑制自己的愤怒,不由自主地冲他大叫起来。
humorous Contain yourself! It's not that exciting. 悠着点儿!没那么精彩!

(Translation of “contain” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)