Definition of incur verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    incur

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈkɜː(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkɜːr//
     
    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they incur
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈkɜː(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkɜːr//
     
    he / she / it incurs
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈkɜːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkɜːrz//
     
    past simple incurred
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈkɜːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkɜːrd//
     
    past participle incurred
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈkɜːd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkɜːrd//
     
    -ing form incurring
    BrE BrE//ɪnˈkɜːrɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈkɜːrɪŋ//
     
     
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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.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin incurrere, from in- ‘towards’ + currere ‘run’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: incur