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“burn out” in British English

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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:

(Definition of “burn out” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“burn out” in Business English

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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)