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Sabotaged hunt okay to provide gift


I believe the answer is:

thank you

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'gift' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I cannot understand how they can define each other.

'sabotaged hunt okay' is the wordplay.
'sabotaged' indicates anagramming the letters.
'huntokay' is an anagram of 'THANK-YOU'.

'to provide' is the link.

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(Other definitions for thank you that I've seen before include "I'm grateful" , "show appreciation" , "Much obliged!" , "Words of acknowledgement" , "Concentional expression of appreciation" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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