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[kraws-treyn, kros-] /ˈkrɔsˈtreɪn, ˈkrɒs-/
verb (used with object)
to train (a worker, athlete, etc.) to be proficient at different, usually related, skills, tasks, jobs, etc.
verb (used without object)
(of an athlete) to train in more than one sport.
to learn different, usually related, tasks, skills, jobs, etc.
Origin of cross-train
1980-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • cross-train in another discipline and, in the process, remember what it means to be a student.
  • Check out the sites below to cross-train your brain.
  • 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 staff to perform essential functions so that operations can continue.
  • cross-train staff to perform essential functions so that the business can continue operating.
  • cross-train, to avoid too much strain on one particular area of the body.
  • It is possible to cross-train a volunteer in several areas of the medical center.

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