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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Incur  \In*cur"\,  v.  i. 
  To  pass;  to  enter  [Obs.] 
 
  Light  is  discerned  by  itself  because  by  itself  it 
  incurs  into  the  eye.  --South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  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}] 




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