The correct answer is die.
B. stand firm
The correct answer is (D) To die (violently); to lose life; to come to an untimely end (by the sword, gun, etc.); to suffer ruin, destruction. Also, to suffer spiritual death.
Perish comes from Old French perir, Latin perire (to be destroyed).
Examples of use:
- The elderly couple perished in the fire
- Thousands of citizens perished due to the plague.