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"incur" in British English

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incurverb [T]

uk   /ɪnˈkɜːr/  us   /-ˈkɝː/ (-rr-) formal
C2 to ​experience something, usually something ​unpleasant, as a ​result of ​actions you have taken: to incur ​debts/​fines/​bills The ​play has incurred the ​wrath/​anger of both ​audiences and ​critics. Please ​detail any costs/​expenses incurred by you in ​attending the ​interview.
(Definition of incur from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"incur" in American English

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incurverb [T]

 us   /ɪnˈkɜr/ (-rr-)
to ​experience something ​bad as a ​result of ​actions you have taken: We incurred ​heavyexpenses to ​repair the ​poorwork done by the ​builder.
(Definition of incur from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"incur" in Business English

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incurverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪnˈkɜːr/ (-rr-)
to be made to ​losemoney or have to ​pay a ​charge: incur a ​charge/​fine/​fee Companies incuradditional costs in ​dealing with non-paying ​customers. The ​client will remain ​liable for any loss incurred by the ​contractor.
(Definition of incur from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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