Dream meaning » escape

To dream of escape from injury or accidents, is usually favorable.

If you escape from some place of confinement, it signifies your rise in the world from close application to business.

To escape from any contagion, denotes your good health and prosperity.

If you try to escape and fail, you will suffer from the design of enemies, who will slander and defraud you.


Physical Physical
Escape from jail or a confined place signifies your need to move beyond a restrictive situation or attitude.
Emotional Emotional
You are resisting something you need to face, or you’ve allowed yourself to become dominated and must take back your authority.
Spiritual Spiritual
You are taking an escapist attitude, bucking authority, or are dissolving barriers and boxes — mental structures — you’ve been living within. To escape from injury means you’re connecting with your natural freedom and well-being.
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The Dream Encyclopedia
The Dream Encyclopedia

The act of escaping in a dream sometimes indicates the need to face an issue or a condition that one is evading. Alternatively, one may need to “escape” something that is about to collapse, such as a burning building.

The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke
The Big Dictionary of Dreams » Martha Clarke

The act of fleeing in dreams indicates that you find refuge in appearances and that, when things don’t go as you would like, you flee. Fleeing implies, basically, fear of accepting yourself as you are. The message of the dream gives evidence that you should face reality if you want others to trust you.

The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett
The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett

A straightforward obstacle dream. The interpretation depends on the details, but as a general guide:
 From prison or similar type of confinement means a rapid rise in the world.
 From fire or water indicates success but preceded by a period of anxiety.
 From an animal suggests you must seek to uncover a false friend in your sphere. See also under name of animal.
 From an unidentifiable danger or threat predicts social and/or romantic success.
 If, in your dream, you couldn’t escape, you must be prepared to fight your way through a discouraging phase; and if you tried but were caught in the act, the dream is telling you that you could end up being your own worst enemy through careless talk and/or indiscreet behavior.

Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson
Dream Dictionary » Eve Adamson & Gayle Williamson

Dreaming you escape from any sort of captivity symbolizes your feelings of repression and your desire to break out of your situation.

To escape from someone who has kidnapped you symbolizes your desire to break out of a current relationship with someone who has too much power over you.
To escape from a place, like a prison or a locked room, suggests your desire to get out of your current situation. Your living conditions or your job has become too restrictive.
To escape from restraints, like handcuffs, rope, or a straitjacket, suggests you are about to solve a particularly difficult problem.
To dream you escape from authority figures like the police or governmental figures represents your anxiety that you could be in trouble or wrongly accused by those in charge.
To dream someone escapes from you symbolizes your fear that someone important to you might be ready to move on.
To dream of ripping off all your clothes is (most of the time) just fun.

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