make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to
"People who smoke incur a great danger to their health"
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"
To bring upon or expose oneself to, especially something inconvenient, harmful, or onerous; to become liable or subject to.
To render somebody liable or subject to.
To enter or pass into.
To fall within a period or scope; to occur; to run into danger.
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
to render liable or subject to; to occasion
to pass; to enter
Origin: [L. incurrere to run into or toward; pref. in- in + currere to run. See Current.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-kur′, v.t. to become liable to: to bring on:—pr.p. incur′ring; pa.p. incurred′. [L. incurrĕre, incursum—in, into, currĕre, to run.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'incur' in Verbs Frequency: #791
The numerical value of incur in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of incur in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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