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Incur Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    incur v
  1. make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to; "People who smoke incur a great danger to their health"
  2. 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" [syn: receive, get, find, obtain] [also: incurring, incurred]
Incur Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Incur \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.
Incur Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Incur \In*cur"\, v. i. To pass; to enter. [Obs.] Light is discerned by itself because by itself it incurs into the eye. --South.
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* I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence. - Frederick Douglas

* There are occasions when it is undoubtedly better to incur loss than to make gain. - Titus Maccius Plautus


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