Definition of burn out phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's 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 burnt (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 has burnt out.

burn out

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burn somebody out

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burn yourself 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
[usually passive] to destroy something completely by fire so that only the outer frame remains The hotel was completely burnt out. the burnt-out wreck of a car
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: burn out