/ɪn'kɜ:/ verb
to make yourself liable to something
to incur the risk of a penalty to make it possible that you risk paying a penalty
the company has incurred heavy costs to implement the expansion programme the company has had to pay large sums of money
‘…the company blames fiercely competitive market conditions in Europe for a £14m operating loss last year, incurred despite a record turnover’ [Financial Times]

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  • incur — incur, contract, catch are comparable when they mean to bring upon oneself something unpleasant, onerous, or injurious. Incur may or may not imply foreknowledge of what is to happen {incur a debt} {incur criticism} but it usually implies… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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  • Incur — In*cur , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incurred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Incurring}.] [L. incurrere to run into or toward; pref. in in + currere to run. See {Current}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To meet or fall in with, as something inconvenient, harmful, or onerous;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incur — [in kʉr′] vt. incurred, incurring [ME incurren < L incurrere, to run into or toward, attack < in , in, toward + currere, to run: see CURRENT] 1. to come into or acquire (something undesirable) [to incur a debt] 2. to become subject to… …   English World dictionary

  • Incur — In*cur , v. i. To pass; to enter. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Light is discerned by itself because by itself it incurs into the eye. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incur — (v.) early 15c., from Anglo Fr. encurir, M.Fr. encourir, from L. incurrere run into or against, rush at, make an attack; figuratively, to befall, happen, occur to, from in upon (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + currere to run (see CURRENT (Cf. current)).… …   Etymology dictionary

  • incur — meaning ‘to suffer or experience’, has inflected forms incurred, incurring …   Modern English usage

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  • incur — ► VERB (incurred, incurring) ▪ become subject to (something unpleasant) as a result of one s actions. ORIGIN Latin incurrere run into or towards …   English terms dictionary

  • incur */ — UK [ɪnˈkɜː(r)] / US [ɪnˈkɜr] verb [transitive] Word forms incur : present tense I/you/we/they incur he/she/it incurs present participle incurring past tense incurred past participle incurred 1) to lose money, owe money, or have to pay money as a… …   English dictionary

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