The meaning of the dream crocodile depends on what action the crocodile is taking in your dream and/or how you are interacting with the crocodile.
If you see a crocodile that is simply “laying around” with nothing to do, this represents a warning that someone is trying to have a negative impact on your income or your overall happiness. If a crocodile chases you, it symbolizes major success. However, if the crocodile catches you after a chase and bites you, you can expect to be disappointed in love and business affairs. If the crocodile that appears in your dream is dead, this means extreme success beyond anything you can imagine.
In some cultures, the dream crocodile always means deception by your closest friends and that enemies will confront you every way you turn. If you dream that you step on the back of a crocodile, it symbolizes some kind of trouble in the near future and that you may have trouble getting out of it. If this is your dream, be careful about taking anyone into your confidence.
Crocodiles in dreams are associated with feeling judged, attempts at being more discerning, a need to evaluate someone or something, taking a stand against someone or something, or a representation of your own character flaws. The crocodile is also an ancient symbol of the deep unconscious mind, aggressiveness, or assertiveness.
Dream crocodiles may also warn you against someone who is giving you bad advice or leading you into making bad decisions. The quick interpretation of a crocodile involves a warning of hidden danger.
Because crocodiles are amphibious creatures, a crocodile dream suggests that you may be trying to have a place in two different worlds; it can also indicate flexibility. For some cultures, the crocodile is a symbol of patience. It may indicate the ability to cause pain to someone without any feelings of regret.
The positive symbolism associated with a dream crocodile involves your ability to take advantage of lucky breaks when they happen. On the negative side, the crocodile represents hidden dangers in what seems to be a harmless situation.