Try Our Apps


The saddest words


[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. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for uncross
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • If the players do not know the game, they will cross and uncross the scissors in an attempt to pass them correctly.

  • 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.

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

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

    Galusha the Magnificent Joseph C. Lincoln

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for uncross

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for uncross

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for uncross