Burn Out

How to Conjugate Burn Out

  • Infinitive: Burn Out
  • Present Tense: Burn Out/ Burns Out
  • -ing Form: Burning Out
  • Past Tense: Burned Out
  • Past Participle: Burned Out
Burn Out is a separable phrasal verb and has 3 definitions.

Definitions of Burn Out:

1. When a candle stops burning because there is nothing left to burn.
[Part.Adj] {Burned-out} Refers to a candle or flame that stopped burning.

Examples: Hurry and make a wish before the candles burn out.
When the candles burn out, use the flashlight.

2. When you are tired or lose the energy/drive to do something.
[Part.Adj]{Burned-out} Refers to someone who is extremely tried or stressed.

Examples: Riley had gotten burned out from working for seven years at the same office, so he left.
If you don’t want to feel burned out in your job, then make sure to take a break from time to time.

3. When an electrical unit stops functioning.

Examples: The motor burned out, so we have to get it replaced.
Our light bulb keeps flickering, and I think it is about burn out.

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