Contain and Hold back


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Contain verb – To gain emotional or mental control of.
Usage example: could hardly contain herself when she heard that she had won the scholarship

Hold back is a synonym for contain in restrain topic. In some cases you can use "Hold back" instead a verb "Contain". popular alternative
Nearby Words: container, containing, containment, containable
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Hold back verb – To refrain from openly showing or uttering.
Usage example: held back her tears until she was alone

Contain is a synonym for hold back. You can use "Contain" instead a verb "Hold back". popular alternative
Synonyms for Hold back
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