In the following questions, four alternatives are given for the Idiom/Phrase underlined in the sentense. Choose the alternative which best expresses the meaning of the IdiomPhrase.

The convict claimed innocence and stood his ground in spite of the repeated accusations.

A. knelt

B. surrendered

C. kept standing

D. refused to yield

Please do not use chat terms. Example: avoid using "grt" instead of "great".