- 1 1.1 countable/numerable (usual piece of behavior) costumbre (f), hábito (m); (bad) vicio (m), mala costumbre (f), mal hábito (m) to have revolting habits tener* muy malos modales eating habits hábitos alimenticios as was her habit como tenía por costumbre to fall into bad habits adquirir* malas costumbres to break o cure a habit perder* or quitarse una (mala) costumbre his habit of always interrupting su (mala) costumbre de interrumpir todo el tiempo to be in the habit of
-ingacostumbrar + infinitive/infinitivo, tener* por costumbre + infinitive/infinitivoto make a habit of -ingadoptar la costumbre de + infinitive/infinitivodon't make a habit of it que no se repita to have a habit of -ingtener* la manía de + infinitive/infinitivoto get sb into the habit of -ingacostumbrar a algn a+ infinitive/infinitivoto get oneself into the habit of -ingacostumbrarse a + infinitive/infinitivoto get sb/oneself out of the habit of -ingquitarle a algn/quitarse la costumbre de + infinitive/infinitivoMore example sentences1.2 uncountable/no numerable (customary behavior) costumbre (feminine) force of habit fuerza (feminine) de la costumbre out of sheer habit por pura costumbre 1.3 uncountable/no numerable (dependence on nicotine, drugs) the habit [colloquial/familiar] el vicio to break o kick the habit dejar el vicio he now has a $100-a-day habit ahora el vicio le cuesta 100 dólares diarios to be off the habit (American English/inglés norteamericano) [colloquial/familiar] haber* dejado la droga
- Jen's got a bad habit of working too hard on something though.
- I know it's a bad habit, eating sweets in he morning, but strawberry shortcake is my favorite food.
- I have a bad habit of voicing my own true opinions.
- 2 countable/numerable [Clothing/Indumentaria] hábito (masculine) a monk's/nun's habit un hábito de monje/monjaMore example sentences
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- Because I wore the habit of a religious order he saw me as a sort of expert, one who could get results.
- Standing on a parapet of fictive marble, dressed in the brown habit of his order, St Francis gazes intently at a wooden crucifix held between his crossed hands.
- In his last decade in Rome he lived in a home run by the Blue Nuns, an Irish order so called because of the color of their habit.
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- They had already done their tests but were still in their dressage habit.
- Because of the necessary fabrics to make habits hang correctly, I usually charge between $400-975 to create one.
- The old lady's habit, formed of stiff brocade, gives her the appearance of a squat pyramid, with a grotesque head at the top of it.
- The series in fact comprises only two: one in the form of a monk's habit and cowl, and one depicting a pin-striped business suit and tie.
- They were clothed in the Dominican habit at a special Mass in the church which was attended by their family and friends.
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