Spiritually, wisdom arises out of learning how to hold back inappropriate speech. In dreams the feeling of being strangled suggests a deliberate act of suppression. Strangulation suggests a violent act of suppression. Emotionally, our more violent, aggressive side may not allow us to act appropriately in certain situations. In dreams this can appear as strangling. To dream of strangling someone is an attempt to stifle our own emotions. To dream of being strangled is to be aware of our difficulty in speaking out about our emotions. You might also like to consult the entries for Kill, Murder/Murderer and Violence.