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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyburn out
he/she/itburns out
present participleburning out
past tenseburned out or burnt out
past participleburned out or burnt out
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  1. 2
    [transitive] [usually passive] to completely destroy the inside of something such as a vehicle or building
    an empty house that had been burned out by kids
  2. 5
    [intransitive/transitive] if a strong feeling burns out, or if it burns itself out, you stop feeling it
    His rage had been intense, but it had burned itself out.
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