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Beat and possibly harm me (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

'beat' is the definition.
(hammering is a kind of beating)

'possibly harm me' is the wordplay.
'possibly' is an anagram indicator.
'harm'+'me'='harmme'
'harmme' anagrammed gives 'HAMMER'.

'and' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for hammer that I've seen before include "Utterly defeat", "Tool - trounce", "it's to be launched in 8 [HIGHLAND GAMES]", "thus deformed toe", "Come under the . . . . . . - be for sale at auction".)

I've seen this clue in Evening Standard.