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"burn out" in British English

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burn out

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

If a ​fireburns out, it ​stopsproducingflames because nothing ​remains that can ​burn.
  • (BREAK)

B2 If something such as a ​motorburns out, it ​stopsworking because of ​damage from ​heat: It ​looks like the ​startermotor on the ​car has ​burned out.

burn-outnoun [U]

uk   /ˈbɜːn.aʊt/  us   /ˈbɝːn-/
extremetiredness usually ​caused by ​working too much: employeescomplaining of/​suffering burn-out
(Definition of burn out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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burn out

phrasal verb with burn uk   us   /bɜːn/ verb (past tense burned or UK also burnt)
if something such as a ​machineburns out, it ​stopsworking because of ​damage from ​heat: It looks like the starter motor on the ​car has ​burned out.
HR to become too tired or unable to ​work, because of ​working too hard: The relentless ​pressure to make ​moneymeanstradersburn out fast.
(Definition of burn out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “burn out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 火, (火)烧尽…
in Turkish için için yanarak sönmek, yavaş yavaş sönmek…
in Russian угасать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火, (火)燒盡…
in Polish wypalać się…
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