AskDefine | Define incur

Dictionary Definition

incur

Verb

1 make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to; "People who smoke incur a great danger to their health"
2 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" [syn: receive, get, find, obtain] [also: incurring, incurred]

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English

Verb

  1. 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.
  2. To render liable or subject to; to occasion.
  3. To pass; to enter.

Translations

To meet or fall in with, as something inconvenient, harmful, or onerous; to put one's self in the way of
To render liable or subject to; to occasion
To pass; to enter

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

acquire, arouse, attract, be responsible for, bring down, bring on, bring upon, contract, draw, fall in with, fall into, gain, get, induce, invite, provoke, run, welcome
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