Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “burn out”

See all translations

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.

(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.
Translations of “burn out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 火, (火)燒盡…
in Russian угасать…
in Turkish için için yanarak sönmek, yavaş yavaş sönmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 火, (火)烧尽…
in Polish wypalać się…
(Definition of burn out phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of burn out?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “burn out” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More