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burn out (someone)

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

(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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