burn out

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burn out(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to use up)
a. quemar
Working in high temperature environments burned out my laptop.Trabajar en entornos a altas temperaturas quemó mi laptop.
b. fundir
The lightning strike burned out all the electronics in the house.El rayo fundió toda la electrónica de la casa.
c. consumir
Stress and high engine temperatures burned out the fan belt.El esfuerzo y las altas temperaturas del motor consumieron la banda del ventilador.
2. (to force out by fire)
a. echar con fuego
The unscrupulous landlord hired an arsonist to burn the tenants out so he could raise the rent.El abusivo propietario contrató a un pirómano para echar a los inquilinos con fuego para poder subir la renta.
3. (to destroy completely by fire)
a. quemar
The blaze burned out several blocks of downtown before the fire department stopped it.El incendio quemó varios bloques del centro antes de que el cuerpo de bomberos lo extinguiera.
b. consumir
The fire in the department store burned out the first and second floors.El incendio de la tienda departamental consumió la planta baja y el primer piso.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
4. (to be used up)
a. quemarse
The light bulb burned out as soon as I flipped the switch.El foco se quemó tan pronto como accioné el interruptor.
b. fundirse
The fuse burned out when we had a voltage surge.El fusible se fundió cuando tuvimos una subida de voltaje.
c. consumirse
The band's popularity burned out after having one hit.La popularidad de la banda se consumió después de haber tenido solo un éxito.
5. (to extinguish)
a. apagarse
The fire in the fireplace burned out after we had gone to bed.El fuego de la chimenea se apagó después de habernos acostado.
b. consumirse
The candle burned out after burning for 24 continuous hours.La vela se consumió después de haber ardido por 24 horas seguidas.
6. (to suffer exhaustion)
a. quemarse
She'll burn out if she doesn't take a vacation soon.Se quemará si no se toma unas vacaciones pronto.
b. agotarse
He burned out after giving a concert every day for a year.Se agotó después de dar un concierto diario por un año.
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burn out
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a.
to b itself outconsumirse, agotarse
2. (fig)
a.
to b oneself outagotarse
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (fire)
a. consumirse
4. (fig)
a. quemarse (person)
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burn out
transitive verb
1 (destroy) [+building] reducir a cenizas; (criminally) incendiar;
2 [+person] incendiar la casa de
3 (Electricity and Electronics) fundir; quemar
4
the fire had burnt itself out (in hearth) el fuego se había apagado; [+forest fire] el incendio se había extinguido; he's burnt himself out está quemado
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 [+fuse] fundirse
2 [+candle, fire] apagarse
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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