Harry scrambled to his feet. What does the preposition "to" mean in "to his feet"?

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    The "to" is equivalent here to "onto"; that is, Harry was presumably either lying down or sitting down before "scrambling [on]to his feet" (i.e., standing up).
    – Sven Yargs
    Jan 23, 2022 at 5:54

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Get to/on one's feet (idiom): Get to a standing position

Source: Collins Dictionary

The "to" is simply a part of the phrase; it indicates that the person is getting "to" something, like up to their feet.

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