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burn out

phrasal verb with burn uk   /bɜːn/ us   /bɝːn/ verb burnt or burned, burnt or burned
  • (FIRE)

If a fire burns out, it stops producing flames because nothing remains that can burn.

burn-outnoun [U]

uk   /ˈbɜːn.aʊt/ us   /ˈbɝːn.aʊt/
extreme tiredness usually caused by working too much: employees complaining of/suffering burn-out
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burn out

phrasal verb with burn uk   /bɜːn/ us   verb past tense burned or UK also burnt
if something such as a machine burns out, it stops working because of damage from heat: It looks like the starter motor on the car has burned out.
HR to become too tired or unable to work, because of working too hard: The relentless pressure to make money means traders burn out fast.
(Definition of burn out from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “burn out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 火, (火)烧尽…
in Turkish için için yanarak sönmek, yavaş yavaş sönmek…
in Russian угасать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 火, (火)燒盡…
in Polish wypalać się…
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