I'm looking for a verb that describes falling over forwards - for example, if you're setting on a chair and someone shoves you from behind. What's the proper word to use here?
Thanks a lot! Nicolas
Topple might be your best bet. Definition: to fall forward, as from having too heavy a top; pitch; tumble down. (https://www.dictionary.com/browse/topple)
Your best non-slang option would be tumble
Fall suddenly, clumsily, or headlong.
Nicolas tumbled from the chair when his sister pushed it
"Tumble" is also transitive, so you can also say
Nicolas's sister tumbled him from the chair.