Meaning of “burn out (someone)” in the English Dictionary


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burn out (someone)

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


to cause someone to lose energy and enthusiasm, either from stress or because the person is working too hard:

They asked her to slow down because they don’t want her to burn out.

(Definition of “burn out (someone)” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)