incur


in·cur

verb \in-ˈkər\

: to cause yourself to have or experience (something unpleasant or unwanted)

in·curredin·cur·ring

Full Definition of INCUR

transitive verb
:  to become liable or subject to :  bring down upon oneself <incur expenses>

Examples of INCUR

  1. What did he do to incur such wrath?
  2. Submitting students to the rigors of learning seemed only to incur the wrath of many of them … —Ben Marcus, Time, 8 Jan. 2001

Origin of INCUR

Middle English incurren, from Latin incurrere, literally, to run into, from in- + currere to run — more at car
First Known Use: 15th century

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