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"habit" in British English

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habitnoun

uk   /ˈhæb.ɪt/ us   /ˈhæb.ɪt/
  • habit noun (REPEATED ACTION)

B1 [C or U] something that you do often and regularly, sometimes without knowing that you are doing it: I always buy the same brand of toothpaste out of (= because of) habit. I'm trying not to get into (= start) the habit of always having biscuits with my coffee. I used to swim twice a week, but I seem to have got out of (= ended) the habit recently. I was taught to drive by my boyfriend and I'm afraid I've picked up (= caught) some of his bad habits. I'm trying to get him to break (= end intentionally) the habit of switching on the TV when he comes home at night. I don't mind being woken up once or twice in the middle of the night by my flatmate so long as she doesn't make a habit of it (= do it frequently). I'm not really in the habit of looking at (= I don't usually look at) other people's clothes, but even I noticed that awful suit!
B2 [C] something annoying that someone often does: She has a habit of finishing off other people's sentences.
B2 [C] a strong physical need to keep taking a particular drug: a cocaine habitfigurative humorous I'm afraid I've got a chocolate habit.

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  • habit noun (CLOTHING)

(Definition of habit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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habitnoun [C/U]

us   /ˈhæb·ɪt/
a particular act or way of acting that you tend to do regularly: [U] Judy is in the habit of sleeping late on Sundays. [U] I have the habit of checking my e-mail as soon as I log on to my computer. [C] Eating between meals is a bad habit.
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