- to come into or acquire (some consequence, usually undesirable or injurious): to incur a huge number of debts.
- to become liable or subject to through one's own action; bring or take upon oneself: to incur his displeasure.
Origin of incur
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2. arouse, incite, provoke.
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Examples from the Web for incurred
Winners are solely responsible for any and all federal, state, and local taxes and/or fees that may be incurred.
Winners will be solely responsible for any and all local, state, and federal taxes, and/or fees that may be incurred.
Just last week, you will recall, Harry was saying how much he hated social media because of the invasion of privacy it incurred.Prince Harry Parties TOPLESS
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The coroner says the death was caused by the injuries he incurred from the fall.Denver Teen Fell From a Balcony After Eating a Marijuana Cookie, but Don’t Blame the Drug
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April 7, 2014
Murphy also mentioned constant soreness in his hands, which incurred a total of four gunshot wounds.15 Rounds and Still Talking: Lt. Brian Murphy’s Story of the Oak Creek Massacre
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But nevertheless he could not leave it behind since it was for this he had incurred his present peril.Brave and Bold
The chagrin of his rival was to pay for all the inconvenience which he incurred himself.The Black Tulip
Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
Paris, however, was an ocean; it was there that he incurred the least risk of capture.The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete
Whoever failed to answer my questions, in those days, incurred my forgiveness.The Cavalier
George Washington Cable
It startled him to discover that the thought that he had incurred her anger gave him concern.Captain Blood
- to make oneself subject to (something undesirable); bring upon oneself
- to run into or encounter
C16: from Latin incurrere to run into, from currere to run
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Word Origin and History for incurred
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