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An example use of contain in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… cook to attempt or contain hard to …”
Contain means to hold or enclose within limits.
the word contain occurs in english on average 24.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that contain can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;
2) people, society, and culture;