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Meaning of INCUR

Pronunciation:  in'kur

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  receive a specified treatment (abstract); "These aspects of civilization do not find expression or receive an interpretation"; "His movie received a good review"; "I got nothing but trouble for my good intentions"
  2. [v]  make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to; "People who smoke incur a great danger to their health"
 

INCUR is a 5 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: find, get, obtain, receive
 
 See Also: change, run, subject, take

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In*cur"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incurred}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Incurring}.] [L. incurrere to run into or toward; pref. in-
    in + currere to run. See {Current}.]
    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. [Obs.]
    
             Lest you incur me much more damage in my fame than
             you have done me pleasure in preserving my life.
                                                   --Chapman.
    
    
  2. \In*cur"\, v. i.
    To pass; to enter. [Obs.]
    
          Light is discerned by itself because by itself it
          incurs into the eye.                     --South.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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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