verb (used with object)
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.
late Middle English
to run into, come upon, equivalent to
to run; see
verb (used with object),
arouse, incite, provoke.
to make oneself subject to (something undesirable); bring upon oneself
to run into or encounter
[C16: from Latin
to run into, from
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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 incur.
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.
They incur painful costs of transition, however, which are often imposed unfairly.
These patients incur significant morbidity from recurrent diarrhea and financial costs from chronic antibiotic therapy.
First, to be more efficient the money would have to incur bigger impacts at lower costs.
The member state may temporarily incur deficits only to take into account the budgetary impact of the economic cycle.
Defendants with deep pockets could incur enormous costs, which would have to be paid by plaintiffs who lost lawsuits.
Projects that must be rushed to completion to meet an urgent deadline can incur punishing overtime charges.
Since the manager's compensation is tied to results, he'll incur financial penalties.
Open journals cover whatever costs they incur by charging the authors.
Traditionally, calling abroad can incur a much steeper phone bill than domestic phone calls.
Weddings that take place on a holiday are not available in all locations and may incur an additional fee.
The downside of prepaying is that you incur a fee if you cancel.
RV hookup fees and boat fees often incur additional costs.
Room service is generally included, although late night orders incur a small surcharge.
Finding a cheap airline ticket is satisfying, but you should consider whether the cheap ticket will incur additional costs.
Higher overdrafts would incur an interest charge on a rising scale.
Areas such as interest-rate swaps and foreign-exchange trading incur large fixed costs.
Helpfully, they mostly incur a similar proportion of their costs there.
Ownership is often unclear, use and transfer are subject to many restrictions, and land transactions incur high stamp duties.
These funds incur minimal additional acquisition costs giving the fund investor an initial, but limited, boost in returns.
Of course the government would have to incur further debt or cut it's spending, the later being quite unlikely.
Different customers are willing to incur different risks.
Mistakes with health care and drugs can incur irreversible costs.
But unless kids stay at home and get a paying job nearby, families will likely incur significant expense.
But you may be able to deduct costs you incur if your job search is in a field in which you have already worked.
The regulations affect taxpayers that incur capitalizable sales-based royalties and earn sales-based vendor allowances.
Persons may incur medical expenses that equal or exceed the deductible and still qualify for this program.
Motorists using studded tires after the deadline could incur a fine from law enforcement.
Each order will also incur a shipping and handling charge.
Trees set out for pick up that is not in the yard debris cart may incur an extra charge.
Employees for whom student loan expenses are paid incur a service obligation.