Green’s Dictionary of Slang

belch v.

[belch n. (3)]

1. (US) to talk; to complain.

[US]Number 1500 Life In Sing Sing 246: Belched, spoke.
[UK]D. Lowrie My Life in Prison 216: When the commitments were sprung he belched everything he knew.
[US]Mencken Amer. Lang. (4th edn) 577: Finally, he devises many new verbs and verb-phrases or provides old ones with new meanings, e.g., to belch (to talk).
[US]R.L. Bellem ‘Feature Snatch!’ Dan Turner - Hollywood Detective Feb. [Internet] Okay, Sherlock. Start belching before I kick the truth out of you.
[US]Monteleone Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).

2. (US) to inform on.

[US]Number 1500 Life In Sing Sing 246: Belched. [...] turned informer.
[US]Jackson & Hellyer Vocab. Criminal Sl. 16: belch [...] ‘He cannot stand the gaff without belching.’.
[US]G. Henderson Keys to Crookdom 397: Belch. To talk, to turn state’s evidence, to give testimony.
[US]Ersine Und. and Prison Sl.
[US]R.L. Bellem ‘Malibu Mess’ Dan Turner – Hollywood Detective Dec. [Internet] The spy had overheard Bat Romani about to belch and had browned the chunky hood with my gat.
[US]Goldin et al. DAUL 25/2: Belch. To inform the police; to turn State’s evidence. ‘Chill (ignore) that flea (informer). He belched on his partners.’.
[US]Lipsius New Yorker 1 Dec. 106: I feel good that I didn’t belch on a pal, because that’s the code I was raised on [R].
[US]Bentley & Corbett Prison Sl. 41: Roll Over To turn someone in to prison authorities for an illegal act he has committed […] (Archaic: belch).