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  • 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 South East Asia
    • Contain the rebel movement
    • Turn back the tide of communism
  • be capable of holding or containing
    • This box won't take all the items
    • The flask holds one gallon
  • be divisible by
    • 24 contains 6
  • 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
  • contain or hold; have within
    • The jar carries wine
    • The canteen holds fresh water
    • This can contains water
  • 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
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