Teapot Riddle no.24:

This is about a word in which I'm not quite sure where my translator is fooling me.
Forgive me if I have a translation that's wrong.

Teapot riddle rules:
I have one word which has several (2 or more) meanings.
Each of the meanings is a teapot (first, second ...)
You try to figure out the word with my Hints.

First Hint:

My first teapot is pushing things
so strong that they fall

Second Hint:

My second teapot is an attention-grabbing action,
so quiet, no one's hearing it

Third Hint:

My third teapot is a concentration-grabbing action,
so genius you will figure out

Forth Hint:

My fourth teapot is so polluted
that you won't want to clean up

Fifth & Final Hint:

My fifth teapot is the top,
the 'top'

Good luck and have fun :)

Thanks to all makers of the teapot riddles.

Teapot riddle 23
Teapot riddle 22
Teapot riddle 21

  • $\begingroup$ Five teapots? Wow. DVL15 $\color{darkorange}{\bigstar}$ :D $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Sep 24, 2018 at 8:09
  • $\begingroup$ I was also planning on making another fan made teapot riddle, but that would make it the 25th teapot riddle, and that sounds a bit more special than the other ones. Would you like to do that one instead? $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Sep 24, 2018 at 8:42
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    $\begingroup$ @user477343 i dont mind ... maybe I do sth 'special' at 50th or 100th riddle, but I'm not sure how to make a 'sepcial' riddle. should it be extra hard or should it contain more riddles in itself or sth else. I'm open and very gracious about cool ideas $\endgroup$
    – user52327
    Sep 24, 2018 at 8:48
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know, to be honest. I was planning to do just another teapot riddle about another teapot word :P $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Sep 24, 2018 at 8:51
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    $\begingroup$ @user477343 go for it, [just do it] (tenor.com/view/justdoit-gif-4618831), I no director of this series ..., I'm just a guy addicted to writing these things $\endgroup$
    – user52327
    Sep 24, 2018 at 8:55

3 Answers 3


Is it


...pushing things so strong, that they fall

Tip something over

...an attention-grabbing action, so quiet, no ones hearing it

Tip your hat

...concentration-grabbing action,so genius you will figure out

I may need a hint for this one... ;)

...so polluted, that you wont want to clean up

You shouldn't clean a tip (dump) since that's where you put rubbish.

...Fifth hint

TOP = POT backwards... Tip + Pot = Ti Pot ≈ Teapot... Maybe? Oh - or top = "tip of the iceberg" if your brain's less fuzzled than mine.

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    $\begingroup$ Nice one, :), you definetly sound like a fresh dude. When did you figure it out? And actually i thougth of to tip/touch/tap someone as second hint $\endgroup$
    – user52327
    Sep 24, 2018 at 12:53
  • $\begingroup$ for this word i could have a dozen more teapots... $\endgroup$
    – user52327
    Sep 24, 2018 at 12:59
  • $\begingroup$ For the first clue it was the first word that sprang to mind; and confirmed by the fourth... for the others I had to think a little before realising that it fitted those definitions too. Nice one / thank-you :). $\endgroup$
    – JohnLBevan
    Sep 24, 2018 at 13:21

Is the word:


First teapot: pushing things so strong, that they fall

Forces travel in waves, so can push things over. It is theorised that the force of gravity travels in waves and this makes things fall.

Second teapot: attention-grabbing action, so quiet, no ones hearing it

You can get somebody's attention by silently waving at them.

Third teapot: a concentration-grabbing action

Feelings also come in waves, such as "a wave of concentration".

Fourth teapot: so polluted, that you wont want to clean up

The sea is polluted, and has waves. But do lets clean it up!

Fifth teapot: the 'top'

Your hair can be a 'wave', and that sits on top of your head.

  • $\begingroup$ I'm sorry its not the word, but cool try ;) $\endgroup$
    – user52327
    Sep 24, 2018 at 11:40
  • $\begingroup$ Or ROT13(unve pna or jnil (nxn abg dhvgr pheyl, ohg qrsvavgryl abg fgenvtug)) $\endgroup$ Sep 24, 2018 at 11:41

Certainly a stretch, but I haven't answered in a while :-) Is it:


First Hint:

It's more 'cutting' but let's argue that the teeth are "pushing" the material out of it's way. Saw a tree, it comes down

Second Hint:

Saw, the past tense of "see." Something I see, catches my attention

Third Hint:

An old saw - a proverb of sorts. Concentrate to figure out the true meaning

Fourth Hint:

Saw Mill River Ok, so there appear to be clean up efforts, so it doesn't really fit. But it is polluted

Final Hint:

A (see)saw. At one point, you are at the top! At least until you come back down...

  • $\begingroup$ Nice try .. it's not the word though, sry. But the word has actually just 3 chars, so you just have to consider 26³ -1 other possibilities XD, when do you make your own teapot riddle? $\endgroup$
    – user52327
    Sep 24, 2018 at 11:44
  • $\begingroup$ Haha, I guess I'll just start brute-forcing the answer ;-) Hmm... maybe I'll think of one. I enjoy trying to answer, not sure how good I'll be at coming up with clues though $\endgroup$ Sep 24, 2018 at 11:46
  • $\begingroup$ I just know the teapot word and then I'm writing sh!t about the abilities that both teapots have in common. Job's done :) $\endgroup$
    – user52327
    Sep 24, 2018 at 11:52
  • $\begingroup$ Lol, good to know! I'll start thinking :-) $\endgroup$ Sep 24, 2018 at 11:54

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