incur incur  /ɪn ˈkɜr/


  1. (v) make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to
  2. (v) receive a specified treatment (abstract)


Derived Word(s)


  1. As a member of a Shi'ite Islamist party himself, al-Maliki dares not incur the wrath of his own community.
  2. CT angiography, MRI, ultrasound and electrodiagnostics all pay comparably more and incur far less liability than giving medicines, doing procedures or performing most surgeries.
  3. I am tempted to make a joke about this, but I don't want to incur the wrath of the leisure scientists.



  1. "An attack on Israel would incur massive retaliation by the United States," said Clinton.
    on Apr 26, 2007 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Chicago Tribune

  2. "The decline in the housing market set off a domino effect across our economy. When home values declined, borrowers defaulted on their mortgages, and investors holding mortgage-backed securities began to incur serious losses...... Investment banks...
    on Sep 24, 2008 By: President Bush Source: AHN

  3. "Today, I would recommend going to two bucks a barrel," Treen said. "That would give us about $1 billion a year. I just feel like they ought to pay for some of the cost we incur."
    on Jan 20, 2008 By: David Treen Source: USA Today

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