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Furious attack around a bridgehead (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

rabid

Here is my best explanation:

'furious' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'attack around a bridgehead' is the wordplay.
'attack' becomes 'raid' (raiding is a kind of attacking).
'around' indicates putting letters inside.
'a bridgehead' becomes 'b' (head letter of 'bridge').
'raid' placed around 'b' is 'RABID'.

This clue was last seen in Evening Standard