incurred

1 definition found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Incur \In*cur"\, verb (used with an object) [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.


The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, PRIVACY, social and ecological responsibility and positive HUMANITARIAN ethics and VALUES. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

Say "Hell No!" to the TPP.


Monday, March 30, 2015 9:20:57 AM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

DEFINE.COM_incurred_2015-03-30_09-20-57_54-87-72-176