The meaning of this dream varies according to the action and other elements, and in some aspects it can be considered an obstacle dream. As a general guide: Clear water flowing freely from an efficient pump is a symbol of gratifying rewards for your efforts, but if the water was cloudy or unclean, it portends a partial disappointment with some current plan. To push a pump handle without getting results is a caution that some help that you expect will not be forthcoming. A frozen pump signifies hard work for modest rewards, but if you successfully primed a pump, you are likely to have a pleasing albeit temporary stroke of luck. An oil pump forecasts eventual great wealth; an air or bicycle pump is a sign that the solution to any problems or difficulties you may have lies within your own power.