contain

contain
transitive verb
1. (to have within) 
a. contener 
The drawer contained nothing but a small notebook.El cajón contenía solo un pequeño cuaderno.
2. (to prevent from spreading) 
a. contener 
The firefighters were able to contain the fire.Los bomberos pudieron contener el fuego.
3. (to restrain) 
a. contener 
She could hardly contain her excitement.Apenas pudo contener su emoción.
4. (to control oneself) 
I couldn't contain myself any longer. I had to eat that chocolate.Ya no pude contenerme. Tenía que comer ese chocolate.
contain
transitive verb
1. (hold, include) 
a. contener 
2. (control) 
a. contener 
I could scarcely contain my indignationapenas podía contener la indignación
to contain oneselfcontenerse
contain [kənˈteɪn]
transitive verb
(all senses) contener
to contain o.s. contenerse
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