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English definition of “burn out”

burn out

verb uk phrasal verb with burn   /bɜːn/ us    /bɝːn/ (burnt or burned, burnt or burned)

(FIRE)

If a fire burns out, it stops producing flames because nothing remains that can burn.Burning, burnt and on fire

(BREAK)

B2 If something such as a motor burns out, it stops working because of damage from heat: It looks like the starter motor on the car has burned out.Not functioning
(Definition of burn out phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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