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Hold back (4)

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'hold back' is the definition.
(I've seen this in another clue)

This is all the clue.

(Other definitions for stem that I've seen before include "root" , "Check - part of a plant" , "part of vegetable?" , "Stalk - check" , "Stop the flow of, check" .)

I've seen this clue in The Guardian and The Telegraph.
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