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contain

 
Verb contain has 6 senses
  1. incorporate, contain, comprise - include or contain; have as a component; "A totally new idea is comprised in this paper"; "The record contains many old songs from the 1930's"
    --1 is one way to include
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
  2. hold, bear, carry, contain - contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
    --2 is one way to include
    Derived forms: noun content4, noun container1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
    --3 is one way to restrain, suppress, keep, keep back, hold back
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. contain - be divisible by; "24 contains 6"
    --4 is one way to
    be
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  5. contain, take, hold - be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"
    --5 is one way to be
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  6. check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back - hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in Sout East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"
    --6 is one way to defend
    Derived forms: noun containment1, noun containment3
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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