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burn out

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The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard De Chardin
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Verb

burn out

  1. To extinguish due to lack of fuel.
    The candle finally burned out.
  2. (idiomatic) To tire due to overwork.
    After six months of twelve-hour workdays, most people just burn out and quit.

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