Phrasal Verbs

burn out (2)

This page is about the phrasal verb burn out (2)


to work too hard and suffer from physical and mental exhaustion

For example

  • burn out Barry burned out because he worked too much and had too much stress. Now he's on sick leave for a few weeks to recover.

  • burn yourself out You need to slow down a bit or you'll end up burning yourself out.

Quick Quiz

If somebody has burned out, they might need to be treated for

a. serious exhaustion

b. serious burns

c. mild fever

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