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Dreaming of being strangled indicates that you feel stifled.

Your feelings and self expression have probably been suppressed or “killed off”. The dream can be a wake-up call, which is telling the more aggressive part of you to not permit yourself to be stifled for too much longer. Normally, this dream makes us unpleasantly sense that individuals are possibly pushing away our own opponent or waking up. This may have been a worrying dream.


In your dream you may have…

  • You are being strangled by someone.
  • You strangle someone else.
  • You are being strangled by someone you do not know.
  • You strangle an animal.
  • An animal strangles you.
  • Strangling a baby or child.

Advice from your dream...

  • Do not repress vital aspects of your personality.
  • You did not die in the dream.
  • You did not kill anyone.
  • The dream had a happy ending.

Detailed dream interpretation...

If you dream of being strangled by someone you do not know, then you have been feeling slightly trapped by your situation. Maybe what you thought you really wanted is not in reality what you want.

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If you see someone trying to strangle you, this indicates that you are powerless, and you probably detached yourself from maternal instincts. To see yourself in your dream strangling someone else, this is a reflection of how you act and behave in your waking life. Are you repressing or denying a vital aspect of your expression?

To strangle an animal or be strangled by one, such as a snake, it may represent something in your life that you feel is emotionally restrictive. To dream of strangling a baby or child expresses your frustrations with a person in the real life. Alternatively, the person being strangled may represent an aspect of yourself that you are not allowing yourself to express.

Sometimes, dreaming of strangling foretells a lack of money. If you are strangled, this can portend richness and honor. If you are involved in strangling someone in a dream, this means a pleasant surprise is coming your way. Seeing someone being strangled means misery, sadness, and troubles.

The dream you want to strangle yourself is an omen for big trouble. Dreaming about a strangled man means you will encounter damage and loss. This is an unpleasant dream that portends trouble.


A dream about strangling someone foretells a difficult illness ahead. If other people are strangled in your dream, you might receive an inheritance, as well as professional ascension. Strangling yourself in a dream can suggest disagreements in love. To dream that you can not breathe because someone is trying to strangle you means that you have to spend more in fresh air to avoid disease.

Feelings that you may have encountered during a dream of strangle.

Terrified. Surprised. Anxious. Worried. Strange. Insecure. Furious. Tired. Lazy. Confused. Upset. Overwhelmed. Offended. Insecure. Upset. Angry. Scared.

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