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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Just as athletes are encouraged to pursue cross-training in more than one sport to improve fitness and performance in their main sport, environmental health professionals should be encouraged to cross-train in more than one aspect of our discipline to improve overall competency and performance in environmental health.
Dance classes: Limit the number of classes to allow enough energy to cross-train and work on imbalances.
When athletes cross-train, they tackle a more diverse and novel set of challenges.
To reduce disruptions in services, cross-train staff members stationed at multiple work sites so that those employees can step in and perform essential functions.
Why are top personnel of the Air Force relieving thousands of personnel of their commitment, when we could easily cross-train them into these career fields and reduce the shortages on record?
The National Healthy Homes Training Center and Network is the first effort to cross-train health and housing professionals.
Whether running Oracle, DB2 or SQL Server, or all three, the ability to cross-train the staff to manage all flavors will greatly enhance worker versatility and productivity, as well as save companies from having to purchase multiple tools from a variety of vendors to manage their mission-critical systems.
Given the opportunity, nurses (83%) said that they would cross-train and saw this as a way to increase their skills, making them feel they would be more valuable as a caregiver.
Cross-train to become familiar with, or certified in, multiple acquisition career fields
With the trend toward combining police, fire, and medical dispatch into one central location, BSET chose to cross-train telecommunicators in all three services.
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.
Not surprisingly, dancers who do not cross-train in addition to taking dance class are often sidelined with injuries.