Meaning of burn out in English:

burn out

Translate burn out into Spanish

phrasal verb

  • 1Ruin one's health or become completely exhausted through overwork.

    ‘doing one task for too long can cause you to burn out’
    • ‘a burned-out undercover cop’
    • ‘She had died at the age of 45 from exhaustion, burnt out by the hardships of life.’
    • ‘But for a burned out cop like Mitch, it was just what the proverbial doctor had ordered.’
    • ‘Rather than improving technique, burned out dancers may report debilitating fatigue, loss of enthusiasm, and injuries.’
    • ‘The people who are really sensitive and try to deal with the maelstrom around them as individual humans are great, but often burn out early in their careers.’
    • ‘I think we spent a lot of time trying to convince tired and burned out staff that this is a good idea, instead of convincing the people who really should make the decisions.’
    • ‘Every cop felt it, and that's why many burned out.’
    • ‘Sadly, many of the good ones burn out early because they get tired of dealing with the dregs of corporate life, whiners and complainers from all levels of the organization.’
    • ‘Bruce Dern adds another dimension to the movie as Tom the burnt out Vietnam vet - you'll never dismiss street people again - though I'm sure you don't anyway, do you?’
    • ‘Five albums, several smashes, a few misses and a new band member later and many of their early contemporaries have either burnt out or given into the ravages of time.’
    • ‘Mentally ill people burn out and cease to be creative.’
    work too hard, work like a horse, work like a slave, work like a Trojan, run oneself into the ground, work oneself into the ground, wear oneself to a shadow, work one's fingers to the bone, drive oneself into the ground, sweat, sweat blood, work day and night, burn the candle at both ends, burn the midnight oil, overtax oneself, overtax one's strength, kill oneself, do too much, overdo it, strain oneself, overburden oneself, overload oneself, drive oneself too hard, push oneself too hard
  • 2burn something out, burn out somethingCompletely destroy a building or vehicle by fire, so that only a shell remains.

    ‘she claimed that at least four cars in the village had been burned out in recent months’
    • ‘He was abducted by four masked men and driven to the remote townland of Lyracrumpane, where he was beaten up and left stranded after his car was burnt out.’
    • ‘Members of a family have to live in three different areas of the city, all because their home is burnt out, declared Alderman Pat Kennedy to the city council.’
    • ‘Several bins on the street are being destroyed every weekend, people are getting up on Sunday morning and finding that their property has been burnt out, one angry resident told the Kildare Nationalist.’
    • ‘Yesterday morning the Coach House pub car park was still full - but the eight cars were burnt out and only police forensic officers were allowed into the bar.’
    • ‘A shop was set alight, 25 cars were burnt out and two police officers were injured.’
    • ‘During the riots of 2001 at least 5 Oldham pubs were burned out by firebombs.’
    • ‘Over the past week, a number of cars have been burned out and premises vandalised in the local industrial estate where nine companies ply their trade.’
    • ‘In the picturesque village of Slovnje, dozens of homes have been burned out.’
    • ‘She claimed that at least four cars had been burned out over recent months in the village.’
    • ‘The top two floors are burnt out and the roof's gone.’
    1. 2.1burn someone out, burn out someoneMake someone homeless by destroying their home by fire.
      ‘he and his family had been burned out of their house’
      • ‘They tried to blow her up, to burn her out, to foreclose on her mortgage.’
      • ‘When we moved four years ago, we were in desperate need of a place because we had been burned out of our old house.’
      • ‘She was burned out of her house and her relatives killed in front of her.’
      • ‘I'll guarantee you that our Lord Steward doesn't know I have it, else he'd be burning me out of house and home.’
      • ‘The phosphorus from the smoke shells burned us out.’
      • ‘When it burned him out of his home in 1791 no public outcry ensued.’
      • ‘When that happened, said Nomani, ‘I quoted Sojourner Truth when she said, ‘If they burn us out, then I shall preach upon the ashes.’’
  • 3Cease to function as a result of excessive heat or friction.

    ‘the clutch had burned out’
    • ‘The first successful light bulbs marketed by Edison in the 1880s produced so much heat that they burnt out very rapidly.’
    • ‘Measures like this ensure the chip will not burn out as it heats up from use.’
    • ‘Three days later he got a second SMS saying that she had got as far as Parys but her clutch had burnt out and could he let her have R800 more for the repairs.’
    • ‘That was early in the race and normally when a clutch slips it will burn out, but that wasn't the case because he was able to finish and restart OK.’
    • ‘Props fall off, clutches burn out, pumps seize, demand valves free-flow.’
    • ‘There have been cases where the attempted power drain proved too much, and the power supply burnt out; other times, you'll just find the card doesn't work.’
    • ‘Soon his main engine burned out, shooting sparks all over Titty and giving her third degree electrical burns.’
    • ‘Hartge warned me not to push it hard everywhere, as the brakes would burn out faster than a Big Brother loser's media career.’