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verb [transitive] incur pronunciation in British English /ɪnˈkɜː(r)/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleincurring
past tenseincurred
past participleincurred
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  1. 1
    to lose money, owe money, or have to pay money as a result of doing something
    incur costs/expense/expenses: She may have to meet any costs incurred as a result of the delay.
    incur a debt: They are not personally liable for debts incurred by a partner.
    incur a loss: The company has incurred huge losses over the past three years.
  2. 2
    to experience something unpleasant as a result of something that you have done
    Each stage of the process incurs an additional risk.
    incur someone’s wrath/displeasure (=make someone angry): I do not wish to incur his wrath by repeating the allegations.
    incur a penalty: Kicking an opponent incurs a 25-point penalty.


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