An example of incur is someone taking on another's debt through marriage.
transitive verb-·curred′, -·cur′ring
- to come into or acquire (something undesirable): to incur a debt
- to become subject to through one's own action; bring upon oneself: to incur someone's wrath
Origin of incurMiddle English incurren from Classical Latin incurrere, to run into or toward, attack from in-, in, toward + currere, to run: see current
transitive verbin·curred, in·cur·ring, in·curs
- To acquire or come into (something usually undesirable); sustain: incurred substantial losses during the stock market crash.
- To become liable or subject to as a result of one's actions; bring upon oneself: incur the anger of a friend.
Origin of incurMiddle English incurren from Old French encorir from Latin incurrere to run upon in- on ; see in- 2. currere to run ; see kers- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present incurs, present participle incurring, simple past and past participle incurred)