dive for cover

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What is the meaning of "dive for cover" in this sentence. I give some part of the context so that you help me.
...People were not used to seeing moving images and this created some funny reactions. For example: "the audience used to dive for cover when they saw a train arriving on the screen!"

  • duvija

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    Spanish - Uruguay
    literalmente: zambullirse para cubrirse (en el tiempo de verbo que se necesite).
    En realidad es 'ponerse a resguardo'.
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