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[uhn-kraws, -kros] /ʌnˈkrɔs, -ˈkrɒs/
verb (used with object)
to change from a crossed position, as the legs.
Origin of uncross
First recorded in 1590-1600; un-2 + cross Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • uncross your legs, my dear; that is a very unlady-like thing to do.

    A Very Naughty Girl L. T. Meade
  • But, seeing that he did not uncross his arms, and remained bunched up defiantly, Rhoda silently observed him.

    Rhoda Fleming, Complete George Meredith
  • Frederick the Great disliked seeing a knife and fork crossed so much, that he never failed to uncross them.

  • Rick had his fingers crossed for luck, but he was ready to uncross them in a hurry and go for the pistol in his sash.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • If the players do not know the game, they will cross and uncross the scissors in an attempt to pass them correctly.

  • And then if they come out of that and get back down to ground safely, they uncross their fingers.

    Space Platform Murray Leinster
  • Mr. Bloomer's discomfiture was so intense as to cause him actually to uncross his legs.

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln

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