Associations to the word «Incur»


INCUR, verb. (transitive) To bring upon oneself or expose oneself to, especially something inconvenient, harmful, or onerous; to become liable or subject to.
INCUR, verb. (chiefly legal) To render somebody liable or subject to.
INCUR, verb. (obsolete) (transitive) To enter or pass into.
INCUR, verb. (obsolete) (intransitive) To fall within a period or scope; to occur; to run into danger.
INCUR, verb. (transitive) To render liable or subject to; to occasion.

Dictionary definition

INCUR, verb. Make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to; "People who smoke incur a great danger to their health".
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".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats