1. (to have within)
The drawer contained nothing but a small notebook.El cajón contenía solo un pequeño cuaderno.
2. (to prevent from spreading)
The firefighters were able to contain the fire.Los bomberos pudieron contener el fuego.
3. (to restrain)
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.
1. (hold, include)
I could scarcely contain my indignationapenas podía contener la indignación
to contain oneselfcontenerse
Verb Conjugations for contener
Present Participle: conteniendo
Past Participle: contenido
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