- 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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- 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 self-incurred
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