Definition of cross-train in English:

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1 [with object] Train (an employee) in more than one role or skill: team members should be cross-trained to do other tasks in addition to their primary responsibilities
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  • We are a small company and you will be cross-trained on multiple platforms, in multiple roles.
  • He said the move isn't permanent and was made just to cross-train the two players, who were drafted a year ago.
  • Have a backup plan by cross-training some of your resources to perform multiple functions.
1.1 [no object] Undergo training in more than one role or skill: people who cross-train will not only appreciate the work done by others, but will learn how to better support each other
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  • This type of project allows our soldiers to cross-train, which makes them more valuable to the unit and the Army Reserve.
  • She also cross-trained and became a clerk.
  • My force manager said I was too valuable as an avionics superintendent to cross-train to the first sergeant career field.
2 [no object] Engage in two or more sports or types of exercise in order to improve fitness or performance in one’s main sport: he was encouraged by friends to cross-train, further building his endurance through low-impact activities such as swimming and cycling
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  • I went from a runner and calisthenics freak to an athletic, cross-training, bodybuilding, martial arts gorilla.
  • She needs to cross-train by consistently including both endurance and power activities in her training programme.
  • It was suggested that we cross-train two hours per day, and that on the weekends we should go for 5-6 hour hikes.

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