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Errant fools disheartened about move (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

transfer

Here is my best explanation:

'move' is the definition.

(transfer is a kind of move)

'errant fools disheartened about' is the subsidiary indication.

'disheartened' means to remove the middle letters.

'about' indicates anagramming the letters.

'fools' with its centre removed is 'fs'.

'errant'+'fs'='errantfs'

'errantfs' is an anagram of 'transfer'.

(Other definitions for transfer that I've seen before include "Move something from one place to another", "Relocate", "Move, change (to new place)", "Carry over", "Move (something) across", "Change (from one thing to another)", "Star fern (anag.)", "Make over (property to another)", "Convey from one surface to another" and "Exchange".)

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