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

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burn out (something)

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


to stop working because of damage from heat:

When we lost power, many refrigerators and air conditioners burned out.

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