To acquire or bring something upon oneself; usually something negative. "If you don't make your payments on time, you are likely to incur lots of late fees and other fines." "Although he had made smart stock picks, he incurred significant losses when the economy started to decline."

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  • While in the nursing program I had many student loans and was shocked at the interest that I managed to incur.

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  • Though the student was able to attend the university of her choice, she incurred tens of thousands of dollars in debt along the way.

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  • Marvin knew Celeste would be a little annoyed at him for coming home so late from the poker game, but he didn't expect to incur the level of wrath she heaped upon him .

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