[ uhn-kraws, -kros ]

verb (used with object)
  1. to change from a crossed position, as the legs.

Origin of uncross

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-2 + cross

Words Nearby uncross

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How to use uncross in a sentence

  • Police need to uncross their arms that are folded in defiance and defensiveness across their chests.

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  • But, seeing that he did not uncross his arms, and remained bunched up defiantly, Rhoda silently observed him.

    Rhoda Fleming, Complete | George Meredith
  • uncross your legs, my dear; that is a very unlady-like thing to do.

    A Very Naughty Girl | L. T. Meade
  • If the players do not know the game, they will cross and uncross the scissors in an attempt to pass them correctly.

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

    Galusha the Magnificent | Joseph C. Lincoln
  • And then if they come out of that and get back down to ground safely, they uncross their fingers.

    Space Platform | Murray Leinster