Definition of burn out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

burn out

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

burn out

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burn itself out

 
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(of a fire) to stop burning because there is nothing more to burn The fire had burned (itself) out before the fire engines arrived.

burn out

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burn somethingout

 
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to stop working or to make something stop working because it gets too hot or is used too much The clutch finally burned out.

burn out

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burn yourself/somebody out

 
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to become extremely tired or sick by working too hard over a period of time If he doesn't stop working so hard, he'll burn himself out. By the age of 25 she was completely burned out and retired from the sport. related noun burnout

burn something out

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to destroy something completely by fire so that only the outer frame remains The hotel was completely burned out. the burnt-out wreck of a car
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