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Dream Symbol: Trap, Trapped

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Dream meaning: Trap, Trapped

Trap, TrappedBeing trapped suggests coming up against your own boundaries or limitations. Rigid ways of thinking by which you have boxed yourself in or limited your choices. Consider the symbolism of what or who is trapping you. Being trapped in an abyss suggests attitudes toward mother or women. Trapped or surrounded by mountains may refer to idealistic goals. Trapped in an elevator suggests in inability to rise above it all and get a different possibly more spiritual or enlightened, perspective. Walls in a house may reflect family limitations or beliefs that you have difficulty giving up.

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Window, Windows

17 Personal Dreams and Interpretations so far ↓

  • Matilda // Dec 12, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    So the other night I had 2 dreams..

    Now in the first dream I dram about a ex I had not thought about in a while. I was at his apartment and I wanted to leave but he would not let me. he had a picture of a girl in a frame and a child with that girl. There we’re also 2 women who adored him, and they didn’t want to leave. they we’re prostitutes . and I told him .. “why don’t you let me leave? I’m no different , I’m not special. let me go!” and he said nothing. so we went for a walk in a small forest in back of his apartment and it was so BEAUTIFUL ! the leafs we’re falling , the sun was out and the wind was blowing. I was walking with him and tried picking up my speed but then he told me , “you better not run away from me” and I got scared. I new I couldn’t out run him I was barefooted and not as fast as him. So when we got back inside I told him , “where are you?” Are you in jail?” “when are you getting out?” and he said , “no, I’m not in jail” and I said , “where are you then?” but when he was about to tell me I woke up.

    Now the second dream was about a girl I have not seen since middle school , she a very mean and her and I did NOT get a long at all. In my dream , he mother and her took me to there house , and they we’re bulling me as I was sitting in the kitchen. I started scratching my arm softly , and a long line of little scabs appeared. like someone was going to tell me something. but then he daughter was tried taking me to her room to hurt me and I punched her about 3 times. and she fail on the floor and before her mom could get me I tore the screen protector off the window opened the window and left running since all the doors in the house had locks so I couldn’t get out. and when I was running I tried calling 911 but they did not answer, and some how I looked at my phone and heard my dad talking , I told him I did not have my purse and I was running barefooted I was scared and wanted him to hurry I told him the street name and that that girls mom was in her car looking for me but I jumped in some ones yard to hide .

  • Kate // Jan 23, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I’ve been having this dream quiet a bit for a while now..

    Everytime it starts with me running down a hallway and i can smell smoke. I know there’s a fire somewhere and I’m looking for a way out. I run into rooms and I can’t see out of the windows. In the rooms there are doors that lead to other rooms and I cant find a way out..

    It’s a different house each time. But I can never get out..

    I open the doors to get to other rooms. And EVERY time the dream ends with me opening the door that has the fire behind it.

    I wake up in sweats. My throats hurting as if I was yelling like I was in my dream. And I’m out of breath..

    Can someone please help me figure out what this means? I feel like I’m going crazy..

  • mayy // Jan 18, 2014 at 10:31 am

    I had a dream that I was in a house with some of my family members, we were near the ocean. But when i looked out the window the ocean was up against the windows. I kept talking about people from my past (a couple of guys and girls that i used to go to school with nobody i was close to) that had died. They aren’t dead in the awake world. It was so weird and creepy.

  • aisarhona // Apr 20, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I had a dream since i was 6 or 7 yrs old. Now i’m 26, my dream starts on me looking on a gloomy sky above me… Then together with my sister.. We rode a commute jeep… We’re drop on market so erie and gloomy. No body was there only the two of us… Then when we décide to go home…. We couldn’t get a ride… We walk a very long sad road……

  • Heather // Mar 9, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    I had a dream I was standing outside of a normal sized house with a couple of dogs. One dog was on the other side of the fence the other one was on the side of the fence with me in the backyard. They were growling at each other so the owner of the dog that was standing in the front yard took the dog and drove off in his grey sports car. I went inside and started exploring the house which I wasn’t familiar with. I went into a small room and there was heaps of furniture stacked on top of each other like someone was using that room to store unused furniture. There was a small cabinet and I was curious as to what was inside. So I opened the cabinet and it looked like a small passage way to another room. Thinking I wouldn’t fit through the hole. I proceeded with caution and I was in the other room on a big, red faded chair. There was a white cat curled up on the chair and it looked like I accidentally woke it up.
    I kept exploring different rooms that had windows but no windows showing what was outside..just windows leading to different rooms. In some rooms there was animals and spiderwebs, in others there wasn’t much furniture. I could not find a way out which was frustrating and scaring me and then I woke up.

  • SOO // Jan 5, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I dreamt was trapped in a lift… I felt scared and cried and screamed…What does that mean?

  • Alex // Dec 13, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Ive been having the same dream since I was 3 years old and I’m currently 16. I would be on top of my apartment, I lived in at the time, and walk straight off the edge of the roof. I continuously fall and anticipate hitting the ground. I keep thinking it’s going to hurt so I flex all my muscles. When I end up hitting the ground, It doesn’t hurt but instead of staying on the ground I get back up and somehow end up on the roof again. Can anyone help?

  • Chris // Dec 16, 2011 at 2:19 am

    I had a dream that my family and I were shopping in an airport where an outdoor shopping mall was present. In the outdoor shopping mall a knife sells men showed me this really intriguing knife so I bought 1 of that type and a smaller one. As I walked into the airport from shopping I realize I had just been duped because you could not take a knife on the plane. Just then the alarms went off. As I kept walking I threw the knife in the trash and somehow was separated from my family, they were allowed to go outside of the airport and I began to run telling them (security & airport officials) that I was sorry and that I had threw them away. The chase lasted forever until the airport was cleared and it was just myself against the cops, military and staff. They then lost track of me, so I took refuge with some people hiding in a storage area. The cops then searched that area overlooking me and then closed and locked the steel door. We were all laying there and some people were screaming. I felt hopeless in the dark. and then my dream ended.

  • Denise // Dec 8, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I had a dream that i moved into thi8s big mansion place where this 40yr old woman lived. There was alot of ppl my age there but some was cleaners, waiters, cooks and bar staff. I went outside the back and whilst i was out there one of the boys was out there. There was this man in the car.He ended up drugging us so we couldnt move our body but still trying to get up and get inside the door which was locked. the drug made our body so we hardly could move but after a while we could get up but our right side kept falling down. After that i went back into the house to tell the 40yr woman we was all living with…And i think i ran outside to escape but she got me to the ground and put something under my nose which drugged me to stay still, i kept moving but more and more she kept drugging me.. i remeber thinking to myself ill just pretend im asleep so she will take me in. Anyway i was crying histericlly ( to the point i even woke up in tears). i went into the mansion where everyone was sitting down. they was just staring at me and some was giggling like it was normal. at this point i knew i was trapped in the house because i knew if i tryed to escape she will get me. the next thing was i got into my car with her to go to a farm place. i rang my mum and was crying and told her how much of a fucked up dream i was having, but the woman came around the corner and thought i was telling my mum whats happend and she tryed to do the same thing again. i then managed to get into my car and drive to my nan and grandads as it felt more safe to go there.. i went into their house and ended up bolting 3 extra doors that they do not have. i was telling them what happend and that i need my clothes which i left there and that i should call the police. So the nxt thing is that me and my best mate went back up there to get my stuff. but i went into the masion and went to the bar and asked one of the guys if he can get my cake (i dont know why i said cake whn i was getting my clothes) . Next thing you know there was a guy dressing like the men in black pointing a gun at me telling me to leave. i said please i need to get my clothes but he wasnt having any of it. he must have been the guy who first drugged me. It was such a weird dream i woke up wanting to get my clothes and had a wet face from crying. it was a lucid dream because i remember knowing i was dreaming and taking control of my actions. i hope someone can help me interpretate this. xx

  • joe // Oct 6, 2011 at 5:38 am

    I had a dream I was trapped in a white room with nobody around and no doors or windows. I have no idea what this dream means .. any help ?!

  • Airah // Aug 2, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I dreamt I was with a few others, checking on our suite room, as it was said by housekeeping that the room had bad odour.

    After which I went down in a lift with 3 others. While we were descending, the lift got slanted and stopped. One man got out as the lift had no doors and was watching us. The other two were afraid and kept on blaming me, but I was standing at the top corner of the lift. I was calm but could not be bothered with the other two. I called a colleague of mine who is in the maintenance department. And then I woke up

  • Vicki // Jun 4, 2011 at 10:47 am

    I had a dream that I was trapped in a room that was colorless, with no windows or doors. It happens repeatedly.

  • John // Apr 10, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    I had a dream I was in a tall commercial building on the 22 floor. I got into an elevator that was filled with 5 military men. I think they were marines cause I remember feeling safe getting into it because of them. I felt their courage so I got on. As the door closed I got scared and hit a stop button to get out. I went to get out and one of them asked “you getting off here son?” And I changed my mind and stayed on. The doors closed and immediately the elevator started falling at an incredible speed. We all lifted off the ground and I remember we were falling for a long time. It was so real. I heard the one marine say “I thought there were only 22 floors. Why are we falling for so long?” While another marine was saying “we should have hit the floor by now. What’s going on? This doesn’t make sense?!” Eventually the dream jumped over to us all laying on the ground outside scattered. We were all ok but very nauseated. Eventually after all the marines stood up after a few minutes of laying on the ground feeling woozy I was the last to get up. We were all ok. However I felt empowered because of the stregth the marines in my dream possessed. The never lost their cool and even though they were scared they maintained their strength. I was weird I could feel that in my dream. My dream continued in a weird way with my dad receiving an award but I don’t think the end to my dream was of any importance. Any help with this dream would be great. Thanks.

  • Liam // Feb 21, 2011 at 2:00 am

    My wife just told me she was woken up last night by me trying to escape a falling tree. I was trying to escape from the bed, shouting about a huge tree falling on top of me. I woke very distressed.

  • Kayleigh // Jan 30, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I had a dream, so realistic I woke up a wreck. In my dream I was trapped in an elevator that was falling. I was in the elevator with my mom and a lady that I didn’t recognize. As the elevator fell, my mom and the lady lifted into the air, and just before the elevator hit the ground the lady in the elevator hit the floor of the elevator and I could hear her neck break. I was so scared that the same was going to happen to my mom so somehow just before she fell I was able to get her to the floor of the elevator safely and I was holding her as the elevator hit the ground. We were safe but I was so shaken at the thought that my mom could have died.

  • michelle // Jan 19, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    In my dream I felt as if I were trapped. I couldn’t see anything, I couldn’t hear anything, and I felt as if I were paralyzed. Couldn’t move until I convinced myself that I was actually sleeping.

  • Faye // Dec 19, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    I had a dream last night that I was captured by an unknown entity and brought back to a building where people were tortured and threatened with their lives if they didn’t perform the task asked with complete submissiveness. We were sex slaves, and drugged to keep dazed. It was very lucid, but everything was realistic.
    This is a recurring dream and when I have it my whole day feels awry.

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