Dream meaning of arrest

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Begin the hunt for possible meanings and uses of arrest in a dream by thinking of “arrest” as meaning restrain or control, such as when you restrain or control a part of yourself.

It can mean you know you’re doing something wrong, or have been accused, rightly or wrongly.

It can mean you’re taking a risk that could lead to trouble, or you feel guilty or ashamed. People who commit crimes get arrested. It’s a consequence.

Being arrested can be used to symbolize the definition of the word meaning “stop progress.” A disease is arrested when the spread of it is stopped.
Personal progress or progress toward a goal can be arrested.

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  1. The Dream Encyclopedia 21 March 2022 at 4:33

    If one is being arrested in a dream, it could be a reflection of feeling guilty about something one has done or something one would like to do. As a metaphor, it can mean a process that has been cut off prematurely, as in the expression “arrested development.”

  2. The Complete Guide to Interpreting Your Dreams » Stearn Robinson & Tom Corbett 8 April 2022 at 12:54

    You’ll have a sharp disappointment followed closely by an unexpected joy.

  3. The Dream Encyclopedia 4 July 2022 at 14:27

    If you dream of being arrested by a policeman» you will be likely to have an increase in your income.

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