Definitions for incurɪnˈkɜr

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•curɪnˈkɜr(v.t.)-curred, -cur•ring.

  1. to become liable for:

    to incur debts.

  2. to bring upon oneself:

    incurred our displeasure.

Origin of incur:

1400–50; late ME < L incurrere to run into, come upon =in-in-3+currere to run

in•cur′ra•ble(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incur(verb)

    make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to

    "People who smoke incur a great danger to their health"

  2. receive, get, find, obtain, incur(verb)

    receive a specified treatment (abstract)

    "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"

Wiktionary

  1. incur(Verb)

    To bring upon or expose oneself to, especially something inconvenient, harmful, or onerous; to become liable or subject to.

  2. incur(Verb)

    To render somebody liable or subject to.

  3. incur(Verb)

    To enter or pass into.

  4. incur(Verb)

    To fall within a period or scope; to occur; to run into danger.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Incur(verb)

    to meet or fall in with, as something inconvenient, harmful, or onerous; to put one's self in the way of; to expose one's self to; to become liable or subject to; to bring down upon one's self; to encounter; to contract; as, to incur debt, danger, displeasure/ penalty, responsibility, etc

  2. Incur(verb)

    to render liable or subject to; to occasion

  3. Incur(verb)

    to pass; to enter

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'incur' in Verbs Frequency: #791


Translations for incur

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

incur(verb)

to bring (something unpleasant) on oneself

to incur someone's displeasure.

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