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Ought to hold us somehow (6)


I believe the answer is:


'ought to' is the definition.
('you ought to' means 'you should')

'hold us somehow' is the wordplay.
'somehow' indicates anagramming the letters.
'holdus' with letters rearranged gives 'SHOULD'.

(Other definitions for should that I've seen before include "Has a duty to (do)" , "Past tense of 'shall'" , "Ought" , "Has an obligation to (do)" , "Had better" .)

I've seen this clue in The Globe and Mail and The Irish Independent.
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