Etymology
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incur (v.)

c. 1400, "bring (an undesirable consequence) upon oneself;" mid-15c. as "become liable for (payment or expenses)," from Anglo-French encurir, Old French encorir "to run, flee; commit, contract, incur" (Modern French encourir), from Latin incurrere "run into or against, rush at, make an attack;" figuratively, "to befall, happen, occur to," from in- "upon" (from PIE root *en "in") + currere "to run" (from PIE root *kers- "to run"). Related: Incurred; incurring.

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Definitions of incur

incur (v.)
make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable to;
People who smoke incur a great danger to their health
incur (v.)
receive a specified treatment (abstract);
Synonyms: receive / get / find / obtain
From wordnet.princeton.edu