Burn out – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

1. To burn out is to become extremely tired or ill because of too much work or stress.

Examples of use:

a) You’ll burn out if you keep working such long hours without a holiday.

b) He burned himself out because he worked too hard.

c) She had a very stressful job and was burnt out within a year.

2. If a flame or fire burns out it stops burning because there is no more fuel.

Example of use:

The fire has burned out. I’ll get some more wood.

3. When a strong emotion or feeling burns out, you stop feeling it.

Examples of use:

a) Their love burned itself out after only a year of marriage.

b) Her feelings of anger were very strong, but they quickly burned out.

burn out
present simple
burn out and burns out
-ing form
burning out
past simple
burned out or burnt out
past participle
burned out or burnt out

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