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1. slang Impudent, pithy responses or retorts; backtalk. These kids keep giving me so much static that it makes me want to pull my hair out! All right, that's enough of the static—when I tell you to do something, you go and do it!
2. slang Angry or hostile resistance, criticism, or opposition. You're always going to get static from the other political party when one of your own representatives says something, no matter how mundane or universally true it may seem. We're facing a lot of static from employees over the proposed budget cuts.

give (one) static

slang To squabble with or sass one. Just take out the trash like Dad asked you to—you'll get in trouble if you give him any static. Did you really give him static about the terms of the deal? Ugh, he's probably not going to agree to it now!
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give someone static

Fig. to argue with someone; to give someone back talk. I want you to do it and do it now! Don't give me any static!
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n. complaints. I don’t expect any static because of the noise. I warned the neighbors about the party.
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As indicated in the ASHRAE Handbook-HVAC-Applications, (3) mitigating wind effect is typically achieved by locating the exterior static pressure reference at 10 ft to 15 ft (3 m to 4.
Static Electricity can hinder a label converter's process in many ways.
As health and safety legislation has tightened, and consumer expectations and the increasing need for efficiency and cost-savings on the production floor have grown, a need has emerged to resolve these static problems.
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But, even though active stretches appear to be much better for athletes and runners in particular, runners persist in doing static stretches.
Second, during vestibular neuritis, only vestibular input is compromised; other modes of somatosensory input might play roles in the quick recovery of the static visual vertical.
They're extremely inflexible when anything more than static content is integrated into the portal environment.
There are probably only minute amounts of particulate present in systems, yet they are sufficient enough to generate static inside pipe.
In comparison to the typical Image hero, Milestone heroes are much more realistically depicted, both narratively and in portrayal of the muscular male body: Compare the over-inflated body of Image's Prophet [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2 OMITTED] with the portrait of a relatively skinny Static, Milestone's electricity-wielding teenaged superhero, on the cover of Static #1 [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3 OMITTED].
In addition to static attracting debris and resultilig in label contamination, it can cause operator shocks and machine jams, says Kim West, marketing manager for Sinico-lon, Alameda, CA, USA.
Temperature change can also generate a static charge; a good example is the generation of charges on injection mouldings as they cool.
Simco Industrial Static Control has recently introduced the PerfoMAX Static Neutralizing System, an extended range.
The static stiffness are also the important topics in this discussion.