burn out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “burn out” in the English Dictionary

"burn out" in British English

See all translations

burn out

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

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

burn-outnoun [U]

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

"burn out" in Business English

See all translations

burn out

phrasal verb with burn uk   us   /bɜːn/ verb (past tense burned or UK also burnt)
if something such as a machine burns out, it stops working 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 money means traders burn 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…
What is the pronunciation of burn out?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“burn out” in British English

“burn out” in Business English

    A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
    A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
    by ,
    May 04, 2016
    by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

    Read More 

    Word of the Day

    droid

    a robot (= a machine controlled by computer) that is made to look like a human

    Word of the Day

    trigger warning noun
    trigger warning noun
    May 02, 2016
    a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

    Read More