to burn out

by | Last updated Apr 25, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 5 comments

to burn out

by | Last updated Apr 25, 2019 | Phrasal verbs | 5 comments

This sentence contains the English phrasal verb 'to burn out'. Do you know this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

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Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: English (RP)

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This sentence contains the English phrasal verb 'to burn out'. Do you know this phrasal verb? How much of the sentence can you understand?

 

Listen as many times as you need to, then check your understanding and practise using the new language.

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

 

Language: B2 (Upper-Intermediate)  //  Accent: English (RP)

 

Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash

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About the sentence

to burn out

If a fire 'burns out' then it stops burning because it has run out of fuel. e.g. "The fire is going to burn out if we don't add some more wood". 

This phrasal verb also has a metaphorical meaning, which is used to say that someone is no longer able to work (or too exhausted to work effectively) because they have been working too much. The idea is that, like a fire which has died, they have used up all their resources. e.g. "After 6 months of working 16 hour days, he completely burned out and had to take a long break". 

This phrasal verb can be used as a noun to describe the condition of being exhausted from overwork: burn-out or burnout. e.g. "It is very common for young entrepreneurs to suffer from burnout during the early years of their business".

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  • Have you every suffered from burnout? What caused it, and what did you do to recover?

  • Why do you think burnout is becoming more common? Or do you think we are more aware of it now?

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Actually, I’m working in a coffee and it’s an easy job but I have to be standing up for 8 hours and keep in moving, that’s good because time flies when you have fun. To recover myself I need to sleep at least 7 hours. But yes, sometimes I feel that job is burning me out, fortunately, the coffee is unlimited. The world moves so far every day, time is going on quickly. People need to do more things in less time, tech has helped to develop thing and ideas and that’s what we have to strive harder than ever… Read more »

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I like that because make me effort to try to understand the meanings

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1. Suffering from burn-out is common in physicians whose jobs require shift schedules along with the burden of pressure and stress related to their job.
2. The past week I decided to study 3 more hours than usual. But at the end of the week, I ended up burning out myself

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