Green’s Dictionary of Slang

dead v.

1. (US campus) of a student, to fail completely in one’s recitation.

Oration before H.L. of I.O. of O.F in Hall (1856) 148: Be ready, in fine, to cut, to drink, to smoke, to dead.
[US]B.H. Hall College Words (rev. edn) 148: dead. To be unable to recite; to be ignorant of the lesson; to declare oneself unprepared to recite.
[US]Century Dict.

2. (US campus) of a teacher, to make a student botch the recitation.

[US]Harvardiana III 255: Have I been screwed, yea, deaded morn and eve.
[US]B.H. Hall College Words (rev. edn) 148: dead [...] To cause one to fail in reciting.
G.H. Tripp Student Life 64: He marched us all into an adjoining room [...] and ‘deaded’ three fourths of the entire division [DAE].
[US]Harvard Crimson 18 June [Internet] KIND-HEARTED INSTRUCTOR (who has asked Mr. Phlunk all the simple questions he could without getting an answer, and who does n’t want to dead him utterly).
J. Hawthorne in Harper’s Mag. LXIX 386/2: Was it Dr. Peabody, whose [...] inquiry ‘What is ethics?’ had deaded so many a promising [...] student? [DAE].

3. (US prison) to remove, to steal.

[US]Other Side of the Wall: Prisoner’s Dict. July [Internet] Dead: [...] (2) Deprive of something. ‘That officer deaded my rec.’ (NY).

4. (UK black) to die.

[UK]Observer 10 Mar. 13: I pray to God that, if you are gonna take me, don’t let me dead in Hackney.

5. to kill, to murder.

[UK]J. Cornish Attack the Block [film script] 79: HI-HATZ I was gonna make you. His grin drops. HI-HATZ Now I’m gonna dead you. HI-HATZ COCKS the GUN.
[US]G. Pelecanos (con. 1972) What It Was 68: I ain’t tryin to dead myself [...] I’ll plead the Fifth, I have to.