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pitch forward

To leap, lurch, or jerk forward. The train pitched forward, causing me to spill my coffee all over my lap. The witness suddenly pitched forward and began frothing at the mouth. He had undoubtedly been poisoned.
See also: forward, pitch
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

pitch forward

to jerk or thrust forward. Suddenly the car pitched forward, jerking the passengers around. We pitched forward inside the car as we went over the bumpy road.
See also: forward, pitch
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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