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English definition of “burn out”

burn out

(BREAK) phrasal verb with burn     /bɜːn/ US  /bɝːn/ verb (burnt or burned, burnt or burned)
B2 If something such as a motor burns out, it stops working because of damage from heat: It looks like the starter motor on the car has burned out.Not functioning
(Definition of burn out (BREAK) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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