Definition of break or informal kick the habit in English:
Stop engaging in a habitual practice.
- Drug orders are imposed on heroin users who steal to fund their habit and give them intensive support in efforts to kick the habit.
- When a deacon ventured to speak to him about it, he just said he had gotten into the habit of starting late and it was hard to kick the habit.
- Although he had been told to stop smoking, breaking the habit was too much for him.
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