cross-train

verb
\ ˈkrȯs-ˌtrān How to pronounce cross-train (audio) \
cross-trained; cross-training; cross-trains

Definition of cross-train

intransitive verb

: to engage in various sports or exercises especially for well-rounded health and muscular development

transitive verb

: to train (an employee) to do more than one specific job

Other Words from cross-train

cross-training \ ˈkrȯs-​ˌtrā-​niŋ How to pronounce cross-training (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of cross-train

1958, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Cross-train.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cross-train. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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