from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To move (one's legs, for example) from a crossed position.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To change from a crossed position.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To move something from a crossed position; used especially of the legs

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb change from a crossed to an uncrossed position


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  • The most amusing moment was when a photographer screamed at the fashion lovvies to uncross their legs.

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  • I sit up, uncross my arms, nod at him, and speak slowly and with utter certainty.

    Soul Trapper F. J. Lennon 2011

  • I sit up, uncross my arms, nod at him, and speak slowly and with utter certainty.

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  • When I'm forced to sit in a meeting, I bounce my legs, cross and uncross them every 10 seconds, and squirm in my chair.

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  • Heaped in a pile on the edge of Pittman Road, Boland opens his eyes and waits for them to uncross before settling into a hot squint.

    The Last of Boland Kilean Kennedy 2011

  • In my experience, for every woman willing to uncross her legs, lower her neck line, or bat her eyes to achieve her objective there is a woman who does the same for attention/affection or because she thinks it is what is expected of her.

    Virgins and whores at SF Novelists 2009

  • You cross your legs clumsily, then uncross them when you find it difficult to maintain your balance on the stool.

    Shopgirls 2010

  •  Might Gabriel actually appear as the advance man to give you time for a last bathroom call, time to uncross your legs, straighten ties, clasp hands demurely in your laps?

    Who Do You Say I Am 2010

  • He shifted from a comfortable, loose leg cross to lock his ankles tightly together, pull them back under his chair, uncross them and make tiny kicks with both feet.

    A Body Language Secret: Look Below The Belt Carol Kinsey Goman 2010


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