A straightforward obstacle dream. The interpretation depends on the details, but as a general guide: Escape from prison or a similar type of confinement means a rapid rise in the world. From fire or water indicates success but preceded by a period of anxiety. From an animal suggests you must seek to uncover a false friend in your sphere (also check under animal's name). From an unidentifiable danger or threat predicts social and/or romantic success. If you couldn't escape, you must be prepared to fight your way through a discouraging phase; if you tried but were caught in the act, the dream is telling you that you could end up being your own worst enemy through careless talk and/or indiscreet behavior.