In·cur v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incurred p. pr. & vb. n. Incurring ]
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.
n : acquiring or coming into something (usually undesirable);
"incurring debts is easier than paying them"
v 1: make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable
to; "People who smoke incur a great danger to their
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]