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tr.v. in·curred, in·cur·ring, in·curs
1. To acquire or come into (something usually undesirable); sustain: incurred substantial losses during the stock market crash.
2. To become liable or subject to as a result of one's actions; bring upon oneself: incur the anger of a friend.

[Middle English incurren, from Old French encorir, from Latin incurrere, to run upon : in-, on; see in-2 + currere, to run; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.incurring - acquiring or coming into something (usually undesirable); "incurring debts is easier than paying them"
acquisition - the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another"
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He dared not do anything that would imply a stronger interest in a poor man's adopted child than could be expected from the kindliness of the young Squire, when a chance meeting suggested a little present to a simple old fellow whom others noticed with goodwill; but he told himself that the time would come when he might do something towards furthering the welfare of his daughter without incurring suspicion.
I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and incur my own abhor- rence.
Thus he learned hurt; and on top of it he learned to avoid hurt, first, by not incurring the risk of it; and second, when he had incurred the risk, by dodging and by retreating.
"But how is it that we are incurring greater risks than Athos and Aramis?" asked Porthos.
"We come humbly to ask your majesty," replied Pelisson, upon whom emotion was fast gaining, "to permit us, without incurring the displeasure of your majesty, to lend to Madame Fouquet two thousand pistoles collected among the old friends of her husband, in order that the widow may not stand in need of the necessaries of life."
She was not in black this morning, for her Aunt Poyser would by no means allow such a risk of incurring bad luck, and had herself made a present of the wedding dress, made all of grey, though in the usual Quaker form, for on this point Dinah could not give way.
But in justice to this prince's great clemency, and the care he has of his subjects' lives (wherein it were much to be wished that the Monarchs of Europe would imitate him), it must be mentioned for his honour, that strict orders are given to have the infected parts of the floor well washed after every such execution, which, if his domestics neglect, they are in danger of incurring his royal displeasure.
Such a "but for" causation test, however, is not apparent from the text's "ordinary, common meaning" The statute demands not a subjective and hypothetical inquiry but, rather, an objective determination of whether the particular cost is one peculiar to trusts and that individuals are incapable of incurring. Investment advice fees are subject to the 2% floor under regulations applicable to individual taxpayers; thus, the fees are a cost that individual taxpayers are capable of incurring.
Therefore, lenders should try to avoid incurring loan expenses directly, to the extent paid to third parties.
tax by making foreign tax credits available through operation of the Subpart F provisions, Of course, when the gain increases the CFC's accumulated earnings without incurring a foreign tax, it often reduces the foreign tax credit mechanism's effectiveness.
On the other hand, purchasing an asset that is expected to substantially appreciate probably should not he postponed because the new election can be made to qualify for the 18-percent rate, without incurring transaction costs.