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Clear the bed, giving doctor advantage (6)

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I believe the answer is:

dredge

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'clear the bed' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I can't see how one could define the other.

'giving doctor advantage' is the wordplay.
'giving' means one lot of letters go next to another.
'doctor' becomes 'Dr' (abbreviation).
'advantage' becomes 'edge' (having the edge is having an advantage).
'dr'+'edge' is 'DREDGE'.

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(Other definitions for dredge that I've seen before include "Sort of collector" , "Clear (riverbed)" , "Drag up" , "Dig up mud from river or canal bed" , "Deepen a waterway" .)

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