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INCUR (incurred, incurring)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does incur mean? 

INCUR (verb)
  The verb INCUR has 2 senses:

1. make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to
2. receive a specified treatment (abstract)

  Familiarity information: INCUR used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

INCUR (verb)

Sense 1incur [BACK TO TOP]


Make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

People who smoke incur a great danger to their health

Hypernyms (to "incur" is one way to...):

subject (cause to experience or suffer or make liable or vulnerable to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "incur"):

run (be affected by; be subjected to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sense 2incur [BACK TO TOP]


Receive a specified treatment (abstract)

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.


incur; obtain; receive; get; find

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms (to "incur" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "incur"):

take (ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s

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