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Definition of “contain” - Learner’s Dictionary

contain

verb [T]     /kənˈteɪn/
INSIDE
B1 If one thing contains another, it has it inside it: He gave her a box containing a diamond ring.Including and containingComprising and consisting of
PART
B2 to have something as a part: Does this drink contain alcohol?Including and containingComprising and consisting of
CONTROL
to control something by stopping it from spreading: The police were unable to contain the fighting.Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
EMOTION
to control your emotions: He could barely contain his anger. [often reflexive] I could not contain myself any longer.Controlling emotionsCalm and relaxedNot showing or feeling emotions
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