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drop a beat

drop a beat

 
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drop
part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to miss a beat in music, or otherwise lose the rhythm or continuity of something; falter.
The bass player dropped a beat and got us all off track.Despite the heckler, the speaker didn't drop a beat.
definition 2: to establish a repetitive, rhythmic sound or beat, often to accompany rap music.