I can say "My bag contains an apple", using "contain" as a transitive verb that takes the container as its subject and the thing contained as its direct object.
My question is, is there a verb such that I could describe exactly the same situation by saying "An apple VERBS my bag"? This verb, if it exists, would take the thing contained as its subject and the container as its direct object.
I can think of several multi-word phrases to express this idea, for instance, "An apple is inside my bag", "An apple can be found within my bag", or, using the passive of "contain", "An apple is contained by my bag". But no single verb.
The nearest I can think of is the verb "to fill". But "An apple fills my bag" implies both that there is no other item in the bag and there is no space left in the bag. I'm looking for a verb that does not imply anything about what else the bag may or not contain or about whether any empty space is left in the bag, just that the apple is in the bag.
I feel as if there is some obvious word on the tip of my tongue, but it just won't come to me!