[ in-kur ]
/ ɪnˈkɜr /
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
OTHER WORDS FROM incurin·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
/ (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 incurincurrable, adjective
Word Origin for incur
C16: from Latin incurrere to run into, from currere to run
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