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Dismiss what’s upsetting to us (4)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

oust

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Here is my best explanation:

'dismiss' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'upsetting to us' is the wordplay.
'upsetting' indicates an anagram.
'to'+'us'='tous'
'tous' is an anagram of 'OUST'.

'what's' acts as a link.

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This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for oust that I've seen before include "Show the door to", "responsible for expulsions", "Give marching orders", "Extract", "Throw out", "Remove and replace", "Force from office", "Expel - eject", "Supplant" and "Drive out, expel".)

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