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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)

  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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Word History and Origins

Origin of cross-train1

First recorded in 1980–85

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Example Sentences

It has got to wait at Layton's Heath for a cross-train; and if that don't keep its time—and it never do—this one can't.

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