bell out

bell out

To curve outward in appearance like the shape of a bell. Graphs of population densities in major cities usually bell out, with the highest numbers in the center and a steady decrease into surrounding areas. Vintage-style jeans bell out at the end, which is why they call them bell bottoms.
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Of his game one loss, Bell said, ``That wasn't the real Richard Bell out there Thursday.