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[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.
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verb (used without object)
  1. (of an athlete) to train in more than one sport.
  2. to learn different, usually related, tasks, skills, jobs, etc.
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Origin of cross-train

First recorded in 1980–85
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British Dictionary definitions for cross training

cross training

  1. training in two or more sports to improve performance, esp on one's main sport
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