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 for incur
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Incur \In*cur"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Incurred; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Incurring.] [L. incurrere to run into or toward; pref. in-
     in + currere to run. See Current.]
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     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.
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              I know not what I shall incur to pass it,
              Having no warrant.                    --Shak.
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     2. To render liable or subject to; to occasion. [Obs.]
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              Lest you incur me much more damage in my fame than
              you have done me pleasure in preserving my life.
                                                    --Chapman.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Incur \In*cur"\, v. i.
     To pass; to enter. [Obs.]
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           Light is discerned by itself because by itself it
           incurs into the eye.                     --South.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  incur
      v 1: make oneself subject to; bring upon oneself; become liable
           to; "People who smoke incur a great danger to their health"
      2: 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" [syn: receive,
         get, find, obtain, incur]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "incur":
     acquire, arouse, attract, be responsible for, bring down, bring on,
     bring upon, contract, draw, fall in with, fall into, gain, get,
     induce, invite, provoke, run, welcome
  
  

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