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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 forceful
My second teapot is enticing
My third teapot is reneging

Second Hint:

My first teapot draws
My second teapot also draws
My third teapot cuts off

Third Hint:

My first teapot requires strength
My second teapot requires charm
My third teapot requires resolve

Fourth Hint:

My first teapot might be done to a pig
My second teapot isn't something normally attributed to a pig
My third teapot might result in someone being called a pig

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Possible answer:

Pull?

First Hint:

To be forceful by pulling someone or something.
To metaphorically pull people towards you with charisma.
You could renege on a deal by pulling out.

Second Hint:

Draws: "to cause to move in a particular direction by or as if by a pulling force" (dictionary.com)
Draws people in with charisma
Cuts off by pulling out of a deal/pulling a product line.

Third Hint:

Requires strength to physically pull something.
Requires charm to metaphorically pull people in.
Requires resolve as people might get angry when you pull out of a deal? (Not sure about this one)

Fourth Hint:

You can pull a pig around, but that isn't very nice. (Or make pulled pork - thanks WAF!)
You probably wouldn't want to attract or entice a pig.
As above, people might get angry and call you a pig when you pull their favourite product.

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling.SE! For resolve, maybe along the lines of rot13(univat gur erfbyir gb chyy guebhtu) $\endgroup$ – Dorrulf Oct 24 '18 at 21:37
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    $\begingroup$ 4a could be a reference to a manner of food preparation. $\endgroup$ – WAF Oct 25 '18 at 7:22
  • $\begingroup$ That's a good idea for the resolve clue @Dorrulf, but I thought each teapot number was constant across the clues? I'm not sure it fits completely with the other clues using that meaning. $\endgroup$ – oryxandcake Oct 25 '18 at 12:18
  • $\begingroup$ I don't know if phrases/phrasal verbs are admissible if only the verb part is shared, but maybe these could be specifically applied to rot13(n genpgbe chyy, nggenpgvat chrevyl ebznagvpnyyl, chyyvat gur cyht). Although that would require 4b and 4c to switch places to fit nicely, so it's not a comprehensive suggestion. $\endgroup$ – WAF Oct 29 '18 at 9:45
  • $\begingroup$ Brilliant! Not every explanation what I was thinking but the 3 definitions are correct so well done. $\endgroup$ – Astralbee Nov 5 '18 at 20:27
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Shot in the dark but would the word be

Drag?

First Hint:

To be forceful by 'dragging' someone or something.
To entice to someone by dressing in 'drag'.
Reneges by being 'dragged' out of an agreement of sorts (a bit of a stretch, admittedly).

Second Hint:

Draws like taking a 'drag' on a cigarette.
Draws by 'dragging' a writing utensil across paper.
Cuts off by 'dragging' someone or something away from others or other objects.

Third Hint:

Requires strength to 'drag' something.
Requires charm to 'drag' or "influence other people" (informal).
Requires resolve because things may 'drag on' for a while.

Definition used: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/drag

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  • $\begingroup$ Staggeringly close, but not quite. $\endgroup$ – Astralbee Oct 19 '18 at 7:49
  • $\begingroup$ Argh! I gotta wrack my brain a bit more than :> $\endgroup$ – AnonyTech Oct 19 '18 at 18:03
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May it be a ...

twist : the act of twisting something, the dance, and the unexpected development in some story.

First Hint:

My first teapot is forceful
indeed, you need some kind of strength
My second teapot is enticing
Unless it's my older brother dancing....
My third teapot is reneging
... hmm.. not sure it is suited here :(

Second Hint:

My first teapot draws
If you are the towel : it does!
My second teapot also draws
You draw your partener from one foot to the other
My third teapot cuts off
... the story mainline, indeed!

Third Hint:

My first teapot requires strength
here again!
My second teapot requires charm
Not including my brother...
My third teapot requires resolve
When it is about your own story!

Fourth Hint:

My first teapot might be done to a pig
Either it is about its tail, or about what you are about to perform with its neck
My second teapot isn't something normally attributed to a pig
... did I mention my brother?
My third teapot might result in someone being called a pig
Once again, if it's related to you story.. let's say a sudden change in partnership... about your brother and you wife, for example!

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