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Snake-Eyes beckons the Joes and they take cover in a corner.

All of us had to take cover under tents and pray for it to stop (see above).

After the initial hit, Murphy ducked behind the squad car to take cover from the additional rounds and to orient himself.

It turns out that the song was actually a warning: take cover, Broadway, because this is going to get ugly.

Thin-skinned celebrities, take cover: Ricky Gervais returns to host Sunday's Golden Globe Awards.

He pointed out a trail toward the wilderness to the thin little column, told them where to take cover and await his return.

He knew he'd bag this one without trouble, but any others around him would take cover at his first shot.

Several times they had to take cover in ditches and weeds as whispering spheres floated overhead in search of prey.

One time there were machine guns behind me and they sent a message to me, asking me to lie down and take cover.

Our soldiers certainly have learnt, at last, how to take cover.


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On this page you'll find 128 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to take cover, such as: bury, camouflage, cover, disguise, hole up, and mask.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.