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burn out

1. verb To cease burning (as of something that is currently or was recently ablaze). Get the birthday girl in here before the candles on her cake burn out! At this point, the firefighters are just going to let the fire burn out.
2. verb To stop working properly, often through overheating. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun can be used between "burn" and "out." Unfortunately, I think the motor in your lawn mower has burned out. We have to repair the engine before it burns itself out.
3. verb To hollow out by fire, as of a building. The fire completely ravaged and burned out our beloved home.
4. verb To force someone to leave a place by setting it on fire. During their attack, the troops burned out everyone in the town.
5. verb To overwork or exhaust someone or oneself, especially to the point of no longer being able to maintain a particular level of performance or dedication.. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is often used between "burn" and "out." If you keep staying up so late working on this report, you're going to burn yourself out. Don't burn out your interns by making them come in every day.
6. noun One who is apathetic and unmotivated, especially an employee. When used as a noun, the phrase is usually written as one word. We need to hire some hard workers and get rid of these burnouts who collect a paycheck for doing nothing.
7. noun, slang A regular drug user or addict who displays the adverse effects of drug use, especially cognitive impairment. When used as a noun, the phrase is usually written as one word. You can't dismiss these students just because they're burnouts—they clearly need help and guidance.
See also: burn, out

burn (itself) out

 
1. [for a flame or fire] to run out of fuel and go out. Finally, the fires burned themselves out. The fire finally burned out.
2. [for an electrical or mechanical part] to fail and cease working. The motor finally burned itself out. The light bulb burned out.
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burn (oneself) out

Fig. to do something so long and so intensely that one gets sick and tired of doing it. I burned myself out as a competitive swimmer. I just cannot stand to practice anymore. Tom burned himself out in that boring job.
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burn someone out

Fig. to wear someone out; to make someone ineffective through overuse. (See also use someone up.) Facing all these problems at once will burn Tom out. The continuous problems burned out the office staff in a few months.
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burn something out

 
1. to burn away the inside of something, getting rid of excess deposits. The mechanic burned the carbon out of the manifold. He burned out all of the carbon deposits.
2. to wear out an electrical or electronic device through overuse. Turn it off. You're going to burn the motor out! He burned out the motor.
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burn out

1. Stop functioning because something, such as fuel, has been used up. For example, There's nothing wrong with the lamp; the light bulb just burned out. [Late 1300s]
2. be burned out. Lose one's home, place of work, or school as the result of a fire. For example, Hundreds of tenants are burned out every year because of negligent landlords.
3. Also, burn oneself out. Make or become exhausted or disaffected, especially with one's work or schooling. For example, Many young lawyers burn themselves out after a few years of 70-hour weeks. This metaphoric term alludes to a fire going out for lack of new fuel. Robert Southey used it in an 1816 essay: "The spirit of Jacobinism was burnt out in France." [1970s]
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burn out

v.
1. To stop burning from lack of fuel: The candle burned out in a wisp of smoke. The bonfire burned out, and we threw sand on the embers.
2. To become inoperative as a result of excess heat or friction: This vacuum cleaner needs to be fixed—I think the motor burned out.
3. To destroy some structure completely by fire, so that only the frame is left. Used chiefly in the passive: City hall was burned out in the attack.
4. To be compelled or forced to leave some place due to fire. Used chiefly in the passive: The shopkeeper was burned out by arsonists.
5. To become exhausted, especially as a result of stress or excessive work: I'm so burned out with work—I could really use a vacation.
6. To make someone exhausted as a result of stress or excessive work: Your busy schedule will burn you out if you don't take a break soon. I burned myself out by studying too late into the night.
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burnout

(ˈbɚnɑʊt)
1. n. a person who is ruined by drugs. Two burnouts sat on the school steps and stared at their feet.
2. n. someone no longer effective on the job. We try to find some other employment for the burnouts.
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Burnout and its relations with basic psychological needs and motivation among athletes: A systematic review and metaanalysis.
Companies can prevent employee burnout by developing a culture that encourages vacations and breaks.
The prevalence rate of burnout syndrome was calculated by dividing the total number of cases by the total number of study participants.
The questionnaire consisted of demographics, job-related data and Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI).7 Age, gender, marital status, residential area and spouse's occupation were demographic variables.
Interpersonal ProblemsAssuming that you were an outgoing and introverted person and you suddenly prefer being alone, it could be a possible sign of burnout. Also, you might find that you are having more conflict with your friends, co-workers and family.
What Are Manifestations of Compassion Fatigue and Burnout?
Up to half of the medical students experience burnout, a quarter have depression and a sizable number have chronic anxiety and a poor mental quality of life7,8.
The researchers found that parental burnout and parental neglect had a circular relationship: Parental burnout led to increased parental neglect, which led to increased burnout, and so on.
'Burnout is an occupational phenomenon where a person is exposed to chronic stress, especially in the workplace.
'Individuals experiencing burnout view their jobs as increasingly stressful and frustrating.
Thus, it can manage the image of other individuals who, while trying to create a positive image of themselves on others, may actually affect their own image.11 Burnout, as a concept, was first mentioned in an article by Freudenberger who described burnout as an occupational hazard.12
There are significant cases of burnout among primary care physicians (PCPs), a study by researchers in Oman has found.
The World Health Organisation last month added burnout to its list of International Classification of Diseases.
"Traditionally, the case for ameliorating physician burnout has been made primarily on ethical grounds." This study, believed to be the first to look at the system-wide costs of burnout, "provides tools to evaluate the economic dimension of this problem," wrote Shasha Han, MS, of the National University of Singapore and her associates in Annals of Internal Medicine.