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Give up extremely detestable sort of meat (7)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

deliver

Here is my best explanation:

'give up' is the definition.

('deliver' can be a synonym of 'give up')

'extremely detestable sort of meat' is the subsidiary indication.

'extremely' means to remove the middle letters.

'sort of meat' becomes 'liver' (**).

'detestable' with its centre removed is 'de'.

'de'+'liver'='deliver'

This clue was last seen in The Times

(Other definitions for deliver that I've seen before include "Make a speech - free", "Bring letter or rescue", "Bring (letters, etc)", "Handover", "Hand over (letter)", "Hand over (to someone)", "Transport", "Render", "Bring into the world - set free" and "Supply, hand over".)

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