The fish struggled in the cat's sharp claws.

Meaning: This means that the fish was trying hard to get away from the cat's sharp claws, which were holding it tightly.

Choice of Words: Struggled means to make great efforts to do something, often with difficulty. Sharp means having a keen edge or point. Claws are sharp, curved nails on the feet of animals like cats, used for catching and holding prey.

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