Incur is defined as to acquire, or bring something upon oneself.(verb)
An example of incur is someone taking on another's debt through marriage.
See incur in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME incurren < L incurrere, to run into or toward, attack < in-, in, toward + currere, to run: see current
See incur in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb in·curred, in·cur·ring, in·curs
Origin: Middle English incurren
Origin: , from Old French encorir
Origin: , from Latin incurrere, to run upon
Origin: : in-, on; see in-2
Origin: + currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.
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