verb (used with object), incurred, incurring.
to come into or acquire (some consequence, usually undesirable or injurious): to incur a huge number of debts.
to become liable or subject to through one's own action; bring or take upon oneself: to incur his displeasure.

1400–50; late Middle English < Latin incurrere to run into, come upon, equivalent to in- in-2 + currere to run; see current

incurrable, adjective
reincur, verb (used with object), reincurred, reincurring.
self-incurred, adjective

2. arouse, incite, provoke. Unabridged
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incur (ɪnˈkɜː)
vb , -curs, -curring, -curred
1.  to make oneself subject to (something undesirable); bring upon oneself
2.  to run into or encounter
[C16: from Latin incurrere to run into, from currere to run]

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Word Origin & History

c.1430, from Anglo-Fr. encurir, from L. incurrere "run into or against," from in- "upon" + currere "to run" (see current).
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Example sentences
While hunting deer, wolves commonly incur serious and often fatal injuries.
How thoroughly you go about this depends how much extra cost you are willing to
They don't want to incur a big, immediate loss by writing down a mortgage.
It provides a handy visual record of how much money you have left, and when you
  run out, you don't incur overdraft fees.
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