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Worker about to fight - watch out (6)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

beware

'watch out' is the definition.
(bewaring is a kind of watching out)

'worker about to fight' is the wordplay.
'worker' becomes 'bee' (I've seen this before).
'about' is an insertion indicator.
'to fight' becomes 'war' (warring is a kind of fighting).
'bee' enclosing 'war' is 'BEWARE'.

(Other definitions for beware that I've seen before include "Archaic word for look out, mind yourself" , "Look out, take care" , "Take heed" , "Steer clear of" , "Archaic warning to watch out, danger ahead" .)

I've seen this clue in The Telegraph.
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