uncross

verb

un·​cross ˌən-ˈkrȯs How to pronounce uncross (audio)
uncrossed; uncrossing; uncrosses

transitive verb

: to change from a crossed position

Examples of uncross in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the teacher started to count down, the students uncrossed their arms and bowed their heads, completing the exercise in a flash. Emma Bubola, New York Times, 9 Mar. 2024 It's remembered for Sharon Stone uncrossing her legs with a smile, but the whole movie has a naughtiness that's of a piece (and deserving of a rewatch). Joshua Rothkopf, EW.com, 24 Jan. 2024 But as the two explained their history in the business and their vision for the group, the scout uncrossed her arms and listened — and, shortly thereafter, joined the team. Katie Bain, Billboard, 21 Nov. 2023 They’re not expected to splash around in neighboring lakes, shotgun glasses of champagne or uncross their legs in elaborate ballgowns, like the five American girls in Apple TV+’s The Buccaneers. Kalia Richardson, Rolling Stone, 4 Nov. 2023 Trump, who wore his standard red tie, white shirt and blue suit, sat hunched between his lawyers at the defense table, crossing and uncrossing his arms, but never spoke. Sarah Elbeshbishi, USA TODAY, 14 June 2023 Sit with your feet on the floor, your legs uncrossed, and your arm at the level of your heart. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 24 Apr. 2023 In the film's most infamous, shocking scene, Stone's character uncrosses her legs while wearing a white dress, revealing her lack of underwear. Edward Segarra, USA TODAY, 8 Mar. 2023 There were no apparent injuries evident, so the coach could uncross his fingers afterwards. San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1599, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncross was in 1599

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Cite this Entry

“Uncross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncross. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

uncross

verb
un·​cross ˌən-ˈkrȯs How to pronounce uncross (audio)
: to change from a crossed position
uncrossed my legs
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