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What does it mean when you dream about strangling?

A dream about strangling someone or being strangled may indicate that the dreamer is denying a vital aspect of his or her expression, and thus satisfaction, in life.

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Again he emerged, strangling with more salt water in his windpipe.
The taste of the salt was strong in my mouth, and I was strangling with the acrid stuff in my throat and lungs.
Small waves, with spiteful foaming crests, continually broke over me and into my mouth, sending me off into more strangling paroxysms.
He was so frightened that for a moment the insane notion of strangling her in the dark passed through his mind.
As soon as he came fairly within my reach, I fired, and shot him directly in the head; immediately he sank down into the water, but rose instantly, and plunged up and down, as if he were struggling for life, and so indeed he was; he immediately made to the shore; but between the wound, which was his mortal hurt, and the strangling of the water, he died just before he reached the shore.
Nevertheless he submitted to be kissed willingly enough, though Maggie hung on his neck in rather a strangling fashion, while his blue-gray eyes wandered toward the croft and the lambs and the river, where he promised himself that he would begin to fish the first thing to-morrow morning.
The Indian husband's Pakistani accomplice also gets death penalty for strangling the woman to death while she was sleeping.
AFTER 15 years' jail in Germany for murdering his girlfriend by strangling her and dumping her body in a shallow woodland grave, calculating Marc Chivers returned to Britain and carried out a carbon-copy killing in Essex in 2008.
Summary: Jilin: A Chinese man has been sentenced to death for strangling a two-month-old baby after .
Richard Hinds, a 19-year-old musician from Memphis, Tennessee, has admitted strangling the student but denies killing her intentionally and remains in custody in Tokyo before his week-long trial begins on Monday.
Toby Day, 37, punched wife Samantha, 38, in the face before strangling her and stabbing her in the chest and stomach at their home in Melton Mowbray last December.
Angry that he refused to lend them any cash, the woman punched him in the face and tried to strangle him with her hands, before taking off her bra and strangling him with it, they said.