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

Definition of uncross

transitive verb

: to change from a crossed position

Examples of uncross in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And always ask your non-paying customer to sit upright, keep their legs uncrossed and look straight ahead without moving their head. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "How to keep up your grooming regimen in isolation — without disaster," 11 Apr. 2020 The patient may shift positions, cross and uncross their legs, rock, or writhe. Lindsay Beyerstein, The New Republic, "What Happened to Jordan Peterson?," 10 Mar. 2020 Olympic National Park is one of America's only wilderness areas that's uncrossed by highways and far from most commercial flight paths. Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler, "Olympic National Park Is Home to the Quietest Spot in the Continental U.S.," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of uncross

1599, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncross.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncross. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of uncross

: to move one arm, leg, etc., so that it is no longer over the other

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