burn out phrasal

burn out phrasal
verb
1 FIRE (intransitive, transitive burn something out) if a fire burns out or burns itself out, it stops burning because there is no coal, wood etc left
2 be burnt out if something is burnt out, the inside of it is destroyed by fire: The hotel was completely burnt out; only the walls remained.
3 burn yourself out to ruin your health and feel very tired through working too hard, drinking too much alcohol etc
4 ENGINE (intransitive, transitive burn something out) if an engine or electric wire burns out or is burned out, it stops working because it has been damaged by getting too hot
5 AIRCRAFT (I) if a rocket 1 or jet 1 (1) burns out, it stops operating because all its fuel 1 (1) has been used
-see also: burnout (1)

Longman dictionary of contemporary English. 2004.

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