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Stop and bow (4)


I believe the answer is:


I believe this is a double definition.

'stop' is the first definition.
(I know that stem is a more specific form of the action check)

'bow' is the second definition.
(I know that bow can be written as stem)

'and' acts as a link.

(Other definitions for stem that I've seen before include "Thin vertical part of glass or plant" , "Supporting structure" , "Staunch - stalk" , "Upward part of a plant" , "root" .)

I've seen this clue in the Evening Standard.
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