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English definition of “burn sth off/up”

burn sth off/up

phrasal verb with burn     /bɜːn/ US  /bɝːn/ verb (burnt or burned, burnt or burned)
B2 to use or get rid of energy or fat by doing a lot of physical exercise: Running is an excellent way to burn off excess calories.Exercising and training
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