Incur

Definition of Incur

In`cur´
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Incurred ; p. pr. & vb. n. Incurring .]
1.To meet or fall in with, as something inconvenient, harmful, or onerous; to put one's self in the way of; to expose one's self to; to become liable or subject to; to bring down upon one's self; to encounter; to contract; as, to incur debt, danger, displeasure, penalty, responsibility, etc.
I know not what I shall incur to pass it,
Having no warrant.
- Shak.
2.To render liable or subject to; to occasion.
Lest you incur me much more damage in my fame than you have done me pleasure in preserving my life.
- Chapman.
v. i.1.To pass; to enter.
Light is discerned by itself because by itself it incurs into the eye.
- South.

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acquire, arouse, attract, be responsible for, bring down, bring on, bring upon, contract, draw, fall in with, fall into, gain, get, induce, invite, provoke, run, welcome
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