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burn out

1. Engineering the failure of a mechanical device from excessive heating
2. Psychology a total loss of energy and interest and an inability to function effectively, experienced as a result of excessive demands upon one's resources or chronic overwork
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The Burn Out is a motoring contest that tests a peeler's (the driver's) skill at burning rubber while commandeering a vehicle, often equipped with new tires.
Marlboro Road, caller reports youths in a car messing around, doing burn outs and racing in the area.
120 volts, the result was spiked lamps and premature burn outs.