incur

[ in-kur ]
/ ɪnˈkɜr /
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verb (used with object), in·curred, in·cur·ring.

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.

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Origin of incur

1400–50; late Middle English <Latin incurrere to run into, come upon, equivalent to in-in-2 + currere to run; see current

OTHER WORDS FROM incur

in·cur·ra·ble, adjectivere·in·cur, verb (used with object), re·in·curred, re·in·cur·ring.self-in·curred, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for incur

incur
/ (ɪnˈkɜː) /

verb -curs, -curring or -curred (tr)

to make oneself subject to (something undesirable); bring upon oneself
to run into or encounter

Derived forms of incur

incurrable, adjective

Word Origin for incur

C16: from Latin incurrere to run into, from currere to run
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