cross-train


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cross-train

(krôs′trān′, krŏs′-)
v. cross-trained, cross-train·ing, cross-trains
v.intr.
1. To undergo or provide training in different tasks or skills: The department has cross-trained in firefighting and emergency medical services.
2. To train in different sports, mainly by alternating regimens, as in running, bicycling, and swimming.
v.tr.
To train (another) in different tasks or skills.

cross-train

(ˈkrɔsˈtreɪn, ˈkrɒs-)

v.t.
1. to train (a worker, athlete, etc.) to be proficient at different, usu. related, skills, tasks, etc.
v.i.
2. (of an athlete) to train in different sports.
[1980–85]
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Not surprisingly, dancers who do not cross-train in addition to taking dance class are often sidelined with injuries.
With the trend toward combining police, fire, and medical dispatch into one central location, BSET chose to cross-train telecommunicators in all three services.
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Each time, I back off my training, both mileage and intensity, or rest completely, use ice, and cross-train in the pool and it goes away.
The doctors also found that dancers who were getting hurt tended to be the ones who didn't take class or cross-train during company breaks.