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English definition of “burn out (something)”

burn out (something)

(DAMAGE FROM HEAT) phrasal verb with burn    /bɜrn/ verb (past tense and past participle burned  /bɜrnd, bɜrnt/ or burnt  /bɜrnt/)
to stop working because of damage from heat: When we lost power, many refrigerators and air conditioners burned out.
(Definition of burn out (something) (DAMAGE FROM HEAT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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