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Translation English - Swedish : retain

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    Verb
    1. keep in one's mind; "I cannot retain so much information"
    2. secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
    3. allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings"
    4. hold back within; "This soil retains water"; "I retain this drug for a long time"; "the dam retains the water"
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