(noun) acquiring or coming into something (usually undesirable); “incurring debts is easier than paying them”


receive, get, find, obtain, incur

(verb) 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”


(verb) make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to; “People who smoke incur a great danger to their health”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



present participle of incur

Source: Wiktionary


In*cur", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incurred; p. pr. & vb. n. Incurring.] Etym: [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 I know not what I shall incur to passShak.

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.

In*cur", v. i.

Definition: To pass; to enter. [Obs.] Light is discerned by itself because by itself it incurs into the eye. South.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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Coffee Trivia

Brazil is the largest coffee producer in the world. Each year Brazil exports more than 44 million bags of coffee. Vietnam follows at exporting over 27 million bags each year.

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