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English definition of “burn out (something)”

burn out (something)

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

(DAMAGE FROM HEAT)

to stop working because of damage from heat: When we lost power, many refrigerators and air conditioners burned out.
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