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To make a buzzer loud, takes power (4)

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beef

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'power' is the definition.
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'to make a buzzer loud' is the wordplay.
'to make a buzzer' becomes 'bee' (I can't justify this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'loud' becomes 'f' (A musical term).
'bee'+'f'='BEEF'

'takes' is the link.

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This clue was last seen in Evening Standard

(Other definitions for beef that I've seen before include "Muscle; meat; grievance", "Complaint; strength", "it's unacceptable for vegetarian", "Complain; meat", "Brawn; grumble", "Argument", "A meat", "Meat from cattle", "grouse" and "Meat of the cow".)

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