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English definition of “burn out (someone)”

burn out (someone)

verb phrasal verb with burn  /bɜrn/ ( past tense and past participle burned  /bɜrnd, bɜrnt/ or burnt  /bɜrnt/) us  

(LOSE ENERGY)

to cause someone to lose energy and enthusiasm, either from stress or because the person is working too hard: They asked her to slow down because they don’t want her to burn out.
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