a tendency to behave in a particular way or do particular thing, especially regularly and repeatedly over a long period
"it was their habit to dine at 7 every evening"
"owls have nocturnal habits"
"she had a habit twirling the ends of her hair"
"long use had hardened him to it"
"a shrub of spreading habit"
Bolingbroke's Patriot King, dressed up in the habit of the elder Pitt.
出自： H. J. Laski
Two elderly women, habited in old-fashioned..mourning.
出自： M. Innes
It was impossible to discuss anything private over the telephone, as the operator was in the habit of listening in.
误 He has fallen into the habit to drink.
正 He has fallen into the habit of drinking.
误 He has fallen into the habit to call at his brother's flat on Thursday evenings.
正 He has fallen into the habit of calling at his brother's flat on Thursday evenings.
析 habit后不能用动词不定式作定语,只能用“of n./v -ing”形式。
误 It was a habit of Tom to put his hands in his trousers pockets.
正 It was a habit with Tom to put his hands in his trousers pockets.
析 句型It's a habit with sb to- v 为固定结构,其中with不可换为of。