- 1 [recipiente/producto/mezcla] to contain la carta contenía acusaciones muy serias the letter contained some very serious accusations contiene lanolina contains lanolin
- 2 (parar, controlar) [infección/epidemia] to contain; [respiración] to hold; [risa/lágrimas] to contain [formal], to hold back; [invasión/revuelta] to contain la policía intentaba contener a la gente the police tried to hold back o contain o restrain the crowd dejó estallar aquella furia contenida he let out all that pent up o bottled up rage
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A gitano is a member of Spain's gypsy community. Gypsies often live in camps and retain their nomadic habits. They have preserved many of their customs and do not usually integrate into the mainstream of Spanish society. Their language is caló. Gypsies have been a great influence on flamenco, and many of the best performers are gypsies.