cross-train

[kraws-treyn, kros-]
verb (used with object)
1.
to train (a worker, athlete, etc.) to be proficient at different, usually related, skills, tasks, jobs, etc.
verb (used without object)
2.
(of an athlete) to train in more than one sport.
3.
to learn different, usually related, tasks, skills, jobs, etc.

Origin:
1980–85

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Cross-train in another discipline and, in the process, remember what it means to be a student.
Managers should then plan schedules and cross-train employees to cover for each other.
Cross-train the majority of our staff who have interface with the public to be able to provide an expanded array of services.
Cross-train, to avoid too much strain on one particular area of the body.
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