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[uhn-krawst, -krost] /ʌnˈkrɔst, -ˈkrɒst/
not crossed.
not marked with a line across:
to leave one's t's uncrossed.
Origin of uncrossed
First recorded in 1550-60; un-1 + crossed


[uhn-kraws, -kros] /ʌnˈkrɔs, -ˈkrɒs/
verb (used with object)
to change from a crossed position, as the legs.
First recorded in 1590-1600; un-2 + cross Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He uncrossed his legs, and made a feeble attempt to divert her thoughts.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • He uncrossed his leg and shifted in his chair rather uneasily.

    The Loyalist James Francis Barrett
  • I had uncrossed my arms, which meant that I was now "visible" to rival vampires, one of whom had been slowly sneaking up on us.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
  • He uncrossed his legs and put his hands on the pew, on either side of his legs.

    The Trail of the Hawk Sinclair Lewis
  • Garlock uncrossed his legs and sat up abruptly in the deep-seated chair.

    A Man's Woman Frank Norris
  • Brenton uncrossed his legs and, with a sudden snap, crossed them the other way.

    The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
  • The Rev. Theron Ware uncrossed his feet and moved out on to the stoop beside his wife.

  • The mocking fire had died out of Roma's face, and she uncrossed her knees.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • I sat up straight, uncrossed my legs and tried it over the other way.

    The Haunted Pajamas Francis Perry Elliott
  • Richard uncrossed his legs and sat for a moment looking into the fire.

    Demos George Gissing

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