verb (used with object), in·curred, in·cur·ring.
Origin of incur
Examples from the Web for incur
They incur all the development costs and take a lot of risk.
My mother might be willing to incur all kinds of crazy risks for love.
The hope is that members end up restraining each other rather than incur the wrath of the police.Never Mind El Chapo: Chicago’s Real Public Enemy No. 1 Is the Shorties|Michael Daly|February 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Already the clinic will incur extra cost to gain an ambulatory-surgery-facility license.In Wichita, the Ground Zero of the Abortion War, a New Clinic Rises|Allison Yarrow|January 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I estimate that for around 80% of current law students their degrees won't be worth the costs they incur in getting them.
Our tactics should therefore be such as to force the submarine to incur this danger in order to get within range of merchantmen.The Victory At Sea|William Sowden Sims
Deep treasure in your hearts An honest shame, and, fighting bravely, fear680 Each to incur the censure of the rest.The Iliad of Homer|Homer
They wanted to be told how one could perform the feat, but dreaded to incur a too-wordy exposition.The Wrong Twin|Harry Leon Wilson
Those who publicly express that opinion, incur a very grave responsibility.
We felt that to stir, was to incur the hazard of an unknown, unguessed-at danger.The Wonderful Story of Ravalette|Paschal Beverly Randolph
British Dictionary definitions for incur
verb -curs, -curring or -curred (tr)
Word Origin for incur
Word Origin and History for incur
early 15c., from Anglo-French encurir, Middle French encourir, from Latin incurrere "run into or against, rush at, make an attack;" figuratively, "to befall, happen, occur to," from in- "upon" (see in- (2)) + currere "to run" (see current (adj.)). Related: Incurred; incurring.