verb (used with object), in·curred, in·cur·ring.
Origin of incur
Examples from the Web for incurs
The immense strategic cost this incurs to the U.S. does not seem to interest them in the least.
More importantly, Obama has shown that he can take on Netanyahu and inflict more political damage than he incurs.
The House, therefore, at every moment, incurs the hazard of becoming obnoxious to its constituents.
He himself is a man who carries through anything that he undertakes, no matter if he incurs loss in so doing.In the Hands of the Cave-Dwellers|G. A. Henty
Obligation to pay is essential to a debt; and as the State assumes, no obligation it incurs no debt.Harper's New Monthly Magazine|Various
If he refuses to marry her by semando, no marriage takes place, and he incurs a fine to the father of ten dollars and a goat.The History of Sumatra|William Marsden
He who gives out money at usury loses it (if proved), and, moreover, incurs further punishment.The History of the Great and Mighty Kingdom of China and the Situation Thereof, Volume I (of 2)|Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza
verb -curs, -curring or -curred (tr)
Word Origin 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.