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Phrasal Verbs

burn out (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb burn out (1)

Meaning: If a fire burns out, it slowly dies down until it stops burning altogether.

For example:

  • burn out We had some kerosene lamps, but after a while they burned out.

  • burn itself out The wind got stronger and the forest fire changed direction and soon burnt itself out.

Quick Quiz:

When the last of the candles had burned out, we

a. watched the flames

b. sat in the dark

c. used them again

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