Incur meaning

ĭn-kûr
Incur is defined as to acquire, or bring something upon oneself.

An example of incur is someone taking on another's debt through marriage.

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To acquire or come into (something usually undesirable); sustain.

Incurred substantial losses during the stock market crash.

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To become liable or subject to as a result of one's actions; bring upon oneself.

Incur the anger of a friend.

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To come into or acquire (something undesirable)

To incur a debt.

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To bring upon oneself or expose oneself to, especially something inconvenient, harmful, or onerous; to become liable or subject to.
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(chiefly law) To render somebody liable or subject to.
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To render liable or subject to; to occasion.
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To become subject to through one's own action; bring upon oneself.

To incur someone's wrath.

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Origin of incur

  • Middle English incurren from Old French encorir from Latin incurrere to run upon in- on in–2 currere to run kers- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman encurir, Middle French encourir, from Old French encorre, from Latin incurrere

    From Wiktionary