from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To undergo or provide training in different tasks or skills: The department has cross-trained in firefighting and emergency medical services.
- intransitive v. To train in different sports, mainly by alternating regimens, as in running, bicycling, and swimming.
- transitive v. To train (another) in different tasks or skills.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To train in a different task, skill or sport
- v. To train in a variety of tasks, skills or sports
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Of course, the average Nike wearer doesn't cross-train with Mr. Rees's vigor.
Learn your limits and how to stretch, cross-train or condition properly for your chosen activity.
This is the reason why some exercise programs have you cross-train among different disciplines, including both aerobic and weight-bearing exercise.
Below the vice president level, women need to cross-train and work in units that affect the bottom line.
Instead of laying people off, he came up with the idea to cross-train the entire staff, so everybody does whatever job is needed.
The technology company, which has an in-house legal department of 450 to 500 lawyers globally, said it intends to "cross-train" its recent law grads in conjunction with some of its law firms, including Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP.
And because few employers cross-train workers to pick up each other's duties, many employees dread returning from vacation to huge stacks of e-mail and unfinished work, he says.
The National Cancer Institute employee does it instead to cross-train for marathons, prepare for longer rides and boost her mental health.
One solution might be for a runner to cross-train with swimming or cycling to increase their cardiovascular condition without causing added stress to the lower extremities.
We wrestle on Aug. 21, so this week we'll probably take off and just kind of cross-train and relax.
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