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Engineers growing weary and going to bed (8)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

retiring

'going to bed' is the definition.
('retire' can be a synonym of 'go to bed')

'engineers growing weary' is the wordplay.
'engineers' becomes 're' (abbreviation for Royal Engineers).
'growing weary' becomes 'tiring' ('tire' can be a synonym of 'grow weary').
're'+'tiring'='RETIRING'

'and' is the link.

(Other definitions for retiring that I've seen before include "Shunning contact with others", "Giving up work permanently", "stepping back", "Timid", "Leaving work - shy".)

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