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burn out (something)

phrasal verb with burn  us   /bɜrn/ verb (past tense and past participle burned  /bɜrnd, bɜrnt/ or burnt  /bɜrnt/ )
  • (DAMAGE FROM HEAT)

to ​stopworking because of ​damage from ​heat: When we ​lostpower, many ​refrigerators and ​airconditioners burned out.
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