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contain
British English: /kənˈteɪn/
American English: /kənˈteɪn/

Translation of contain in German:

transitive verb

  • 1 (hold as contents, include) (comprise) be contained within a space/between limits
    sich in einem Gebiet/zwischen Grenzen befinden
  • 2 (prevent from moving)
    (prevent from spreading) (also Military)
    (Krankheit)
    (restrain) he could hardly contain himself for joy
    er konnte vor Freude kaum an sich Akk. halten

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