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Blue dressing is cut off (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

disown

Here is my best explanation:

'cut off' is the definition.

(thesaurus)

'blue dressing is' is the subsidiary indication.

'blue' becomes 'down' (I've seen this before).

'dressing' is an insertion indicator (a dressing is a kind of covering).

'down' placed around 'is' is 'disown'.

This clue was last seen in The Guardian

(Other definitions for disown that I've seen before include "Disinherit or repudiate", "Repudiate - disinherit", "Disinherit or renounce", "Repudiate, cast off", "Refuse responsibility for", "Forsake", "Refuse to be associated with (a person)", "Reject all connection with, refuse to acknowledge", "Refuse to acknowledge a connection" and "Is down (anag)".)

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