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Definition of incur verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they incur
    he / she / it incurs
    past simple incurred
    -ing form incurring
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  1. 1incur something if you incur something 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. 2incur something if you incur costs, you have to pay them You risk incurring bank charges if you exceed your overdraft limit.
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