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
All elected governments will have to take nasty decisions, almost certainly
  incurring unpopularity.
Suppose a company is incurring high costs for overtime work.
The sunk costs shouldn't be an argument for incurring further costs.
If her medical records had been unavailable, doctors probably would have
  ordered an ultrasound, incurring some delay in treatment.
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