incurred incurred  /ɪn ˈkɜrd/


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


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  1. Now the company has incurred the wrath of a government.
  2. The government incurred considerable debt during the Civil War and the Spanish-American War but paid it off by the early 1900s.
  3. Distress: A disease incurred by exposure to the prosperity of a friend.


  1. Pointless Help-Wanted Ad to Cost British Pub $2,500

    The owners of a Welsh pub in Brooklyn, who incurred the ire of the city's Human Rights Commission through a help-wanted ad last year, have agreed to pay $2,500 and attend antidiscrimination training rather than going before a judge and risking a higher fine.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

  2. Even with rain, Logan Pass still slated to open today

    Glacier National Park has incurred some wind and rain problems the last couple of days, but Going-to-the-Sun Road is scheduled to open over Logan Pass this afternoon, provided that the weather doesn’t
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Daily Inter Lake

  3. SNB lauds UBS, Credit Suisse capital steps, warns on leverage

    By Katharina Bart ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss National Bank welcomed measures by Credit Suisse and UBS to bolster their capital levels, but said leverage ratios still lag international rivals. "Given the prevailing risks in the environment and the losses incurred in the recent financial market crisis, the SNB still considers current leverage ratios at the Swiss big banks to be low," the central ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "If the public-option plan is in there, as a matter of conscience I will not allow this bill to come to a final vote, because I believe the debt [incurred by the bill] can break America and send us into a recession that is worse than the one we are...
    on Nov 8, 2009 By: Joe Lieberman Source: Voice of America

  2. When asked whether there would compensation for medical bills for sick pets, Henderson said "to the extent that we identify that the cause of any expenses incurred are related to the food, Menu will take responsibility for that."
    on Mar 23, 2007 By: Paul Henderson Source: Forbes

  3. In his memo, Thain said Merrill's large fourth-quarter losses were "incurred almost entirely on legacy positions and due to market movements."
    on Jan 26, 2009 By: John Thain Source: Charleston Post Courier

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