1. (US campus) of a student, to fail completely in one’s recitation.
|Oration before H.L. of I.O. of O.F in(1856) 148: Be ready, in fine, to cut, to drink, to smoke, to dead.|
|College Words (rev. edn) 148: dead. To be unable to recite; to be ignorant of the lesson; to declare oneself unprepared to recite.|
2. (US campus) of a teacher, to make a student botch the recitation.
|Harvardiana III 255: Have I been screwed, yea, deaded morn and eve.|
|College Words (rev. edn) 148: dead [...] To cause one to fail in reciting.|
|Student Life 64: He marched us all into an adjoining room [...] and ‘deaded’ three fourths of the entire division [DAE].|
|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).|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.|
|What It Was 68: I ain’t tryin to dead myself [...] I’ll plead the Fifth, I have to.(con. 1972)|