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Hug me back - it takes two! (7)


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'hug' is the definition.
(to embrace someone is to hug them)

'me back it takes two' is the wordplay.
'back' says the letters should be written backwards.
'it takes two' becomes 'brace' (I am not sure about this - if you are sure you should believe this answer much more).
'me' in reverse letter order is 'em'.

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(Other definitions for embrace that I've seen before include "squeeze" , "Take in arms" , "Hug or accept eagerly" , "Hug heartily" , "Include, contain" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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