To dig out

to depart; to leave, esp. hastily; decamp.

See also: Dig

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The British daily reported Tuesday that the M1 Group, a holdings company founded in the 1960s by Mikati and his brother Taha, "Wants to dig out a two-level subterranean extension for a 50 ft [about 15 m] pool, cinema, wine cellar, and staff quarters below two properties in Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea."