incur

incur(
ihn
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kuhr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to sustain)
a. incurrir en
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g., usted).
(formal)
We need a better accountant so as to ensure that we don't incur any more significant losses next year.Necesitamos un mejor contador para asegurarnos de no incurrir en más pérdidas significativas el próximo año.
b. contraer (debt)
How did you manage to incur so much debt? I thought you were paying your bills.¿Cómo lograste contraer tantas deudas? Pensaba que estabas pagando tus cuentas.
2. (to bring upon oneself)
a. provocar
I don't want to incur Nina's wrath by waking her up too early.No quiero provocar la ira de Nina, despertándola demasiado temprano.
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incur
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (blame, expense)
a. incurrir en
2. (sb's anger)
a. provocar, incurrir en
3. (debt)
a. contraer
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incur [ɪnˈkɜːʳ]
transitive verb
[+debt, obligation] contraer; [+expense, charges] incurrir en; [+loss] sufrir; [+anger] provocar
I did not wish to incur his disapproval
I wouldn't wish to incur his wrath no me gustaría provocar su ira; I did not wish to incur his disapproval no deseaba hacer que se pusiera en desacuerdo
he incurred the wrath of voters by suggesting that ...
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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