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What does it mean when you dream about a noose?

A hanging tree with a noose is a symbol of fear and anxiety. If the noose is around the neck of someone, perhaps there is repressed anger and rage at a person or a condition. (See also Necktie).

References in classic literature ?
After that, when Mulcachy had left the cage, one by one the five nooses were artfully manipulated off his legs and his neck.
Those who were hauled up within reach of the power-ful clutches of the defenders had the nooses snatched from them and were catapulted back through the first line to the second, where they were seized and killed by the simple expedient of a single powerful closing of mighty fangs upon the backs of their necks.
Throw him into the store room and make the door fast behind you; then fasten a noose about his body, and string him close up to the rafters from a high bearing-post, {172} that he may linger on in an agony.
As soon as one, fit for their purpose, makes his appearance, they run out, and with the laso, dexterously noose him by either leg.
In sleep, upon the march, night or day, he never knew when that quiet noose would slip about his neck and nearly choke the life out of him.
Later in the day the scent of a deer sent Tarzan into the trees, and when he had dropped his noose about the animal's neck he called to Sheeta, using a purr similar to that which he had utilized to pacify the brute's suspicions earlier in the day, but a trifle louder and more shrill.
I waved my right arm as Launcelot swept in -- he recognized my rag -- I tore away noose and bandage, and shouted:
The rocking made him seasick and the noose, becoming tighter and tighter, choked him.
He had eaten heartily again--this time from the flesh of Bara, the deer, who had fallen prey to his quick noose.
Then, when he had worked Taug to such a pitch of foaming rage that the great bull fairly danced upon the bending limb beneath him, Tarzan's hand shot suddenly outward, a widening noose dropped swiftly through the air, there was a quick jerk as it settled about Taug, falling to his knees, a jerk that tightened it securely about the hairy legs of the anthropoid.
He watched them with a new interest as first one and then the other pounced upon the noose at his neck.
it was an axe) and pulled it out from under the bench, where it lay between two chunks of wood; at once, before going out, he made it fast in the noose, he thrust both hands into his pockets and went out of the room; no one had noticed him