1. acquiring or coming into something (usually undesirable); - Example: "incurring debts is easier than paying them"
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.]
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,
I know not what I shall incur to pass it,
Having no warrant. --Shak.
2. To render liable or subject to; to occasion. [Obs.]
Lest you incur me much more damage in my fame than
you have done me pleasure in preserving my life.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: acquiring or coming into something (usually undesirable);
"incurring debts is easier than paying them"