One is locked into something.

See Prison.

Incarceration | The Dream Meanings

Keywords of this dream: Incarceration

Psycho Dream Interpretation

Apart from a dream of occupation such as an officer of the law, the handcuffs denote rigid ties that are unbearable to the dreamer.

The officers naturally dream of their work a great many times.

If the dreamer breaks open the handcuffs or is released from them, the stigma of mental incarceration will be removed.... Psycho Dream Interpretation