[uhn-kraws, -kros]

verb (used with object)

to change from a crossed position, as the legs.

Origin of uncross

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-2 + cross
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Contemporary Examples of uncross

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

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Historical Examples of uncross

  • Uncross your legs, my dear; that is a very unlady-like thing to do.

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

  • 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.

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    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.