|Origin:||incurrere 'to run into', from currere 'to run'|
in‧cur past tense and past participle incurred, present participle incurring [transitive] formal
if you incur a cost, debt, or a fine, you have to pay money because of something you have done, or you do not make money
incur expenses/costs/losses/debts etc
If the council loses the appeal, it will incur all the legal costs.
the heavy losses incurred by airlines since September 11th
if you incur something unpleasant, it happens to you because of something you have done
incur somebody's displeasure/wrath/disapproval etc
She wondered what she'd done to incur his displeasure this time.