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incur Explained

incur at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


incur at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1430, from Anglo-Fr. encurir, from L. incurrere "run into or against," from in- "upon" + currere "to run." ///

incur at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v past tense and past participle incurred present participle incurring [T] formal // [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Latin; Origin: incurrere 'to run into', from currere 'to run']//
1 if you incur a cost, debt, or a fine, you have to pay money because of something you have done, or you do not make money: incur expenses/costs/losses/debts etc // --If the council loses the appeal, it will incur all the legal costs.// --the heavy losses incurred by airlines since September 11th//
2 if you incur something unpleasant, it happens to you because of something you have done: incur sb's displeasure/wrath/disapproval etc // --She wondered what she'd done to incur his displeasure this time.//

incur at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

18 Moby Thesaurus words for "incur":
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

incur at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Liability): be liable, incur, lay oneself open to, run the chance, stand a chance, lie under, expose oneself to, open a door to.

incur at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb (-rr-) [VN] (formal)
1 if you incur sth unpleasant, you are in a situation in which you have to deal with it:
She had incurred the wrath of her father by marrying without his consent
2 if you incur costs, you have to pay them:
You risk incurring bank charges if you exceed your overdraft limit.

Incur at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

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}.]
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.

I know not what I shall incur to pass it, Having no
warrant. --Shak.

2. To render liable or subject to; to occasion. [Obs.]

Lest you incur me much more damage in my fame than
you have done me pleasure in preserving my life.

Incur \In*cur"\, v. i.
To pass; to enter. [Obs.]

Light is discerned by itself because by itself it
incurs into the eye. --South.

incur at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable
to; "People who smoke incur a great danger to their
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}]

incur at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: was wotd » 2008|August|24


Alternative forms

* encur


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ɪnˈkəː/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ɪnˈkɝ/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-incur.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɜː(r)


    Inter: en-verb » incur|r|ed

  • To bring upon or expose oneself to, especially something inconvenient, harmful, or onerous; to become liable or subject to.
    1. 1891, Henry Graham Dakyns (translator), The works of Xenophon, "Category: w - :The Hellenica|The Hellenica", Category: s - :Hellenica/Book 5/Chapter 3|Book 5, Chapter 3,
    2. : The master in his wrath may easily incur worse evil himself than he inflicts—...
    3. 1910, Category: w - :Nicholas Machiavelli|Nicholas Machiavelli, translated by Ninian Hill Thomson, Category: w - :The Prince|The Prince, Category: s - :The Prince/Chapter XIX|Chapter XIX,
    4. : And here it is to be noted that hatred is incurred as well on account of good actions as of bad;
    5. Inter: chiefly » legal To render somebody liable or subject to.
    6. 1861, Category: w - :Francis Colburn Adams|Francis Colburn Adams, An Outcast, Category: s - :An Outcast/Chapter VII|Chapter VII,
    7. : The least neglect of duty will incur... the penalty of thirty-nine well laid on in the morning.
    8. Inter: obsolete » transitive To enter or pass into.
    9. Inter: obsolete » intransitive To fall within a period or scope; to occur; to run into danger.


      * Inter: sense » To bring down or expose oneself to encounter, contract Inter: qualifier » debts, etc.

  • Inter: sense » render liable or subject to occasion


    Inter: trans-top » to expose oneself to something inconvenient
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|zich blootstellen aan|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|aiheuttaa, saattaa itsensä alttiiksi
  • French: s'exposer à, encourir

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|incurrir
    • Swedish: utsätta sig för

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to render liable or subject to; to occasion
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|aiheuttaa, Inter: t+ » fi|seurata, Inter: t+ » fi|olla Inter: t+ » fi|seuraus|alt=seurauksena

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: impliquer, occasioner

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » obsolete: to enter into
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » obsolete: to fall within a period or scope; to occur; to run into danger
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * runic, Runic
    Translation: cs » incur
    Translation: et » incur
    Translation: es » incur
    Translation: fa » incur
    Translation: fr » incur
    Translation: ko » incur
    Translation: io » incur
    Translation: kn » incur
    Translation: ml » incur
    Translation: my » incur
    Translation: pl » incur
    Translation: pt » incur
    Translation: ta » incur
    Translation: te » incur
    Translation: vi » incur
    Translation: zh » incur